Book Spotlight: A Reel Cool Summer
The Children’s Book Review
Written by Martha Rodriguez
Illustrated by Joey Rodriguez
Ages 5-9 | 32 Pages
Publisher: Martha Rodriguez (December 20, 2011)
What to Expect: Adventure
A Reel Cool Summer has all the ingredients for a great movie adventure: It’s the hottest, most boring day of summer vacation! It’s so hot and boring, it feels like you’re in a mall that’s made of really, really hot lava! Confused? That’s okay. It will all make sense once you meet Joey, Danny and Jacqui. Will the three siblings find a way to cool down? Can they turn this boring day around? Will aliens take over the world? Wait. What? A Reel Cool Summer has all the ingredients for a great movie adventure: a pirate, a princess, a prize and a pig (well, two pigs. well, actually, two guinea pigs)!
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About the Author
Martha Rodriguez is a wife and mother of three. Like most moms, she has had many years of experience answering the question, “We’re bored, what can we do?” One answer to that question brought about the true story behind A Reel Cool Summer, a wacky and colorful book about three kids using their imagination and creativity to turn a boring, hot day into a real, or reel, cool one! This is Martha’s first children’s picture book. She created her own publishing company, Read To Me Publishing, LLC and is working on a second book featuring the three siblings. Her son, Joey, who is the real Joey in the story, created the bright and colorful illustrations for the book. She has been a volunteer Adult Literacy Tutor with Literacy Volunteers of Leon County (Tallahassee, FL) and served as a member of its Board of Directors from 2008-2011. Martha was born in Havana, Cuba and emigrated to the United States, with her parents, at the age of three.