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Publisher Comments:

The #1 New York Times Bestseller

This irresistible sequel to the New York Times bestselling How Rocket Learned to Read is "a perfect choice to inspire new readers and writers," according to a starred review from Kirkus Reviews.

Rocket loves books and he wants to make his own, but he can't think of a story. Encouraged by the little yellow bird to look closely at the world around him for inspiration, Rocket sets out on a journey. Along the way he discovers small details that he has never noticed before, a timid baby owl who becomes his friend, and an idea for a story. Declared a best children's book of the year by Amazon, Barnes & Noble, School Library Journal, and Publishers Weekly, this book is sure to appeal to kids, parents, teachers, and librarians.

Review:

"In a natural follow-up to How Rocket Learned to Read (2010), the black-and-white puppy with a 1950s crew cut and an irrepressible desire to learn adds writing to his skills. Rocket literally sniffs out new words that he and his teacher, the yellow bird from the first book, display on notes on the branches of a word tree (a project tailor-made for teachers looking for their next bulletin board), and the dog struggles to find a topic, create characters, and find inspiration for his story. Hills is adept at showing Rocket's setbacks and successes ('When things were going well, he wagged his tail. When he didn't know what to write, he growled') while offering excellent tips for children following in the dog's footsteps. 'Remember, stories take time,' says the bird, who pushes Rocket to add details to his story and think about what his characters are like. Along the way, Hills gently demonstrates the power of stories to build bridges: a shy owl in a pine tree (the subject of Rocket's story) gradually befriends Rocket as the dog shares his story with her. Ages 4 – 8. (July)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Review:

"A perfect choice to inspire new readers and writers." Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review

Synopsis:

Meet Rocket and his teacher, the little yellow bird, which is perfect for young readers-in-the-making. In the New York Times bestselling book, How Rocket Learned to Read, Rocket learns the sounds of each letter, sounds out words, and listens excitedly to storybooks. Then, in the irresistible sequel, Rocket Writes a Story, Rocket collects new words for his word tree, searches for inspiration, writes — and rewrites — every day, and, finally, shares his story with a new friend.

Synopsis:

The #1 New York Times Bestseller

This irresistible sequel to the New York Times bestselling How Rocket Learned to Read is "a perfect choice to inspire new readers and writers," according to a starred review from Kirkus Reviews.

Rocket loves books and he wants to make his own, but he can't think of a story. Encouraged by the little yellow bird to look closely at the world around him for inspiration, Rocket sets out on a journey. Along the way he discovers small details that he has never noticed before, a timid baby owl who becomes his friend, and an idea for a story. Declared a best children's book of the year by Amazon, Barnes & Noble, School Library Journal, and Publishers Weekly, this book is sure to appeal to kids, parents, teachers, and librarians.

About the Author

Tad Hills is the author and illustrator of the highly acclaimed New York Times bestselling picture books How Rocket Learned to Read, Duck & Goose, and Duck, Duck, Goose. His board books include the ALA-ALSC Notable Children's Book, What's Up Duck?; Duck & Goose: It's Time for Christmas!; and, most recently, Duck & Goose, Here Comes the Easter Bunny!

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375870866
Author:
Hills, Tad
Publisher:
Schwartz & Wade Books
Subject:
Animals - Dogs
Subject:
Children s Animals-Animal Stories-Dogs
Subject:
writing;dogs;friendship;picture book;words;dog;animals;owls;inspiration;birds
Edition Description:
Picture book
Publication Date:
20120731
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from P up to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
ILLUSTRATIONS THROUGHOUT
Pages:
40
Dimensions:
11 x 10 x 1 in 5.685 lb
Age Level:
from 4 up to 8

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "In a natural follow-up to How Rocket Learned to Read (2010), the black-and-white puppy with a 1950s crew cut and an irrepressible desire to learn adds writing to his skills. Rocket literally sniffs out new words that he and his teacher, the yellow bird from the first book, display on notes on the branches of a word tree (a project tailor-made for teachers looking for their next bulletin board), and the dog struggles to find a topic, create characters, and find inspiration for his story. Hills is adept at showing Rocket's setbacks and successes ('When things were going well, he wagged his tail. When he didn't know what to write, he growled') while offering excellent tips for children following in the dog's footsteps. 'Remember, stories take time,' says the bird, who pushes Rocket to add details to his story and think about what his characters are like. Along the way, Hills gently demonstrates the power of stories to build bridges: a shy owl in a pine tree (the subject of Rocket's story) gradually befriends Rocket as the dog shares his story with her. Ages 4 – 8. (July)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Review" by , "A perfect choice to inspire new readers and writers."
"Synopsis" by , Meet Rocket and his teacher, the little yellow bird, which is perfect for young readers-in-the-making. In the New York Times bestselling book, How Rocket Learned to Read, Rocket learns the sounds of each letter, sounds out words, and listens excitedly to storybooks. Then, in the irresistible sequel, Rocket Writes a Story, Rocket collects new words for his word tree, searches for inspiration, writes — and rewrites — every day, and, finally, shares his story with a new friend.
"Synopsis" by , The #1 New York Times Bestseller

This irresistible sequel to the New York Times bestselling How Rocket Learned to Read is "a perfect choice to inspire new readers and writers," according to a starred review from Kirkus Reviews.

Rocket loves books and he wants to make his own, but he can't think of a story. Encouraged by the little yellow bird to look closely at the world around him for inspiration, Rocket sets out on a journey. Along the way he discovers small details that he has never noticed before, a timid baby owl who becomes his friend, and an idea for a story. Declared a best children's book of the year by Amazon, Barnes & Noble, School Library Journal, and Publishers Weekly, this book is sure to appeal to kids, parents, teachers, and librarians.

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