The Secret Door

The Secret Door

by Minda Gomez

Narrated by Melinda Yerzy

Unabridged — 1 hours, 16 minutes

The Secret Door

The Secret Door

by Minda Gomez

Narrated by Melinda Yerzy

Unabridged — 1 hours, 16 minutes

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Immerse yourself in the world of the Martinez Kids, three spunky bilingual children who have some exciting adventures!

Their elderly Mexican neighbor Don Toño invites their family to join him in his virtual reality invention (hidden in an inconspicuous garden shed), which allows them to experience life as animals. Join the kids as they scamper through the trees as squirrels, swim through the oceans as dolphins, whales, and sharks, and swing through a Mexican rainforest as spider monkeys.

This colorful, illustrated chapter book will capture the imaginations of your children. It is great for kids to read on their own, and is also a wonderful family read-aloud that will spark great conversations about important themes. As the kids navigate situations like peer pressure and the temptation to steal, their experiences in real life and in the animal world will lead them to draw their own conclusions. Go to for discussion questions that can guide your family's conversations after you read each adventure.

In addition, this book offers a fascinating glimpse into a bicultural Mexican-American family where English and Spanish blend naturally. Their Papi and neighbors Don Toño and Doña Rosa are positive examples of Mexicans living in the United States.

Children and adults alike will be intrigued by this unique take on animals, culture, values, and imagination. Learning Spanish is fun with the Martinez kids!

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"Wholesome, creative, good for the whole family."

"Wonderful concepts artfully presented for kids and their parents."

"Beautifully written for kids! All ages will enjoy the dialogue, adventures and lessons learned by Rico, Diego and Araceli."

"Frankly, the part my kids enjoyed the most was the virtual reality with the fun animal adventures. I mean, what kid hasn't imagined what it would be like to swing through the trees like a monkey or swim in the ocean like a sea creature? So. Much. Fun."

"Wonderful read-aloud for bilingual families. This is an wonderful read aloud for bicultural children. I bought this book as a read aloud for my 4 year old who cannot read in English yet and she loves it. She keeps asking me to read her more each day. The story incorporates Spanish words and Mexican culture, which is wonderful! The illustrations are in full color, which is RARE to find in a chapter book and makes it very engaging for little kids... Truly a highly recommended book even as a read aloud for children who aren't yet reading."

-Amazon Readers

Product Details

BN ID: 2940159760333
Publisher: MoGo Multimedia
Publication date: 05/31/2023
Series: Martinez Kids Adventures , #1
Edition description: Unabridged
Age Range: 5 - 8 Years
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