Boynton Beach, Fla., February 3, 2019 — Who doesn’t love a secret – telling one, or keeping one? Secrets are normally something you keep to yourself or within your special group – like a club.
But that’s not the case for author, Joseph Cook. His series of children’s picture books invites readers to join a secret club whose members are taken on exciting adventures that introduce children to concepts such as how to plan, how to save money, and when to display good manners and respect adults.
“Each time The Secret Club goes on an adventure it’s a teaching opportunity,” said Cook. “Children learn that in order to go on a trip or adventure, they will need to plan several things. They need to calculate the cost, obtain permission from parents, think about how to get there, check schedules and participate in other organizational tasks.”
Cook began writing the series in 2015 with the first book called, The Secret Club. He followed with The Secret Club Visits the Zoo (2016) and The Secret Club Visits the Art Museum (2017).
“As children, my sister and I created the Secret Club. We used our imaginations in the same manner as the children in the book. We have continued to promote this play-act for our children and grandchildren,” said Cook.
The book is illustrated by Maria Paula Fonseca, a native of Bogotá, Colombia.
Children reading the books will learn the following concepts: Cooperation, creativity, honesty, kindness, leadership, manners, organization, patience, respect, and saving.
With The Secret Club book series, Joe Cook, may have found the secret to success as a children’s book author. Learn more about the series and purchase books online at:
Joe is available for children’s Storytime programs in bookstores, churches, libraries, schools and other venues throughout Broward, Dade and Palm Beach counties.
About the Author:
Joseph P Cook holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from the University of Colorado. He is also a Registered Respiratory Therapist with over twenty years of clinical and classroom teaching experience in the medical field. He recently retired from GE Healthcare as a Clinical Education Specialist in anesthesia delivery and monitoring. He now volunteers his time with the Miami-Dade Medical Reserve Corps. His other passions include rhythm guitar, tennis, golf, scuba diving and photography.
About the Illustrator:
Maria Paula Fonseca studied graphic design and photography at Taller 5 Centro de Diseño in Bogotá, Colombia. Her passions include drawing and artistic creations.
The Secret Club
The Secret Club Visits the Zoo
The Secret Club Visits the Art Museum
ISBN-13: 978-1937985820 For interviews