Michael Trouble is truly a unique and inspiring series for children who face tremendous battles. He brings to life a struggle that is real, but is able to look at these challenges through the lens of adventure. The main character is inspiring and loving with his bravery and fearlessness, as he faces some very real situations that many children face who are going through a battle with a serious illness. This is an amazing book to share with ALL children and adults, as it spreads social awareness, understanding and compassion on the struggles of children with illnesses. The vibrant illustrations bring the character to life in a way that will keep you captivated!
- Ariana Wong, Second Grade Teacher, Los Angeles, CA
Michael Trouble: Martian Robots Invade is a sweet adventure about a boy who turns his hospital stay into an amazing outer space journey. Michael captures your imagination with his bravery and his child-like imagination. A hospital stay is no simple task, but somehow Michael finds a way to give his readers the greatest journey of traveling in a world filled with robots, Martians, and other outer space characters.
This would be a fun book for any child to read, but especially the child that’s afraid of being in the hospital. The story is very endearing and the illustration is very colorful.
- Jackie Plummer, Fourth Grade Teacher, Los Angeles, CA
Michael Trouble: A true gem for all families seeking guidance and resources to the many scenarios encompassed around serious illness. Martian Robots Invade brings about information both adults and children inquire about in an informative yet nurturing way. It allows the readers to grasp awareness of situations, which may arise when dealing with health. Through the humorous and loving adventures of a brave little boy, Michael, and his friends, lead readers into a humorous yet meaningful tunnel seen through the eyes of Michael's imagination.
As discussion of illness and associated procedures with hospital visits and treatments are often bypassed by others, Martian Robots Invade brings social, cognitive, and spiritual understanding for a much needed topic. This amazing story will have your entire family excited to see what and where Michael's journeys will take you next! Highly recommended to help children understand the various aspects of serious illness.
- Monica Felix, School Psychologist, Los Angeles, CA
I received the Michael Trouble goody box with the coloring books, posters and crayons, thank you! They are beautifully done by someone who knows well what Michael Trouble experienced during his treatment for ALL. I especially like the awards! Be assured they will find their way to the precious hands of St. Jude patients. The books and website are amazingly well done by someone who knows well what a youngster goes through when battling cancer. Many thanks!
- Mary Crone McGowan, ALSCA/St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, TN
Renee Rodriguez is remarkable. Children are magnetized by her care and devotion to excellence.
- Jose Angel Manaiza Jr., Malibu A Plus Tutor, Malibu, CA
"We love acting out our favorite parts, especially Roo's robot toots!"
- Julian A.,7 yrs old, Sylmar, CA
- Natalie V., 6 yrs old, Los Angeles, CA
"That was phenomenal. And I love the pictures so much."
-Emma M., 5 yrs. old, Santa Clarita, CA
"Michael Trouble is my friend."
-Noah S., 3 yrs. old, Los Angeles, CA
"Roo Robot makes my belly laugh."
-Siri P., 4 yrs. old, Athol, ID
"I can't wait to color my favorite pages."
-Emma H., 6 yrs old. Los Angeles, CA
"Michael Trouble is so much fun!"
-Cole N., 4 yrs. old, Mission Viejo, CA
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