Rocket Writes a Story by Tad Hills

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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 Tad Hills

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TAD HILLS is the author and illustrator of the ALA Notable Book Duck & Goose and Duck, Duck, Goose, both New York Times bestsellers. His Duck & Goose board books include the ALA Notable Book What's Up Duck?, and the Indie bestsellers, Duck & Goose Find a Pumpkin and Duck & Goose: It's Time for Christmas. He is also the author-illustrator of the New York Times bestselling How Rocket Learned to Read, which Kirkus Reviews calls "a paean to the joy of reading and the teachers that inspire it. Lovely."
 
Published July 24, 2012 by Schwartz & Wade. 41 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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For new reader Rocket, every new book is a treasure and an adventure, "like a place he'd never been to, like a friend he'd never met."

Jul 10 2012 | Read Full Review of Rocket Writes a Story

Publishers Weekly

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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 ou

May 11 2012 | Read Full Review of Rocket Writes a Story

Publishers Weekly

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With characters as memorable as those in Hills’s Duck and Goose series, this good-natured story shows readers how Rocket, a spotted puppy, becomes a beginning reader, thanks to a little yellow bird.

Jun 14 2010 | Read Full Review of Rocket Writes a Story

Publishers Weekly

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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.

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Kirkus Reviews

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In 2010, author/illustrator Tad Hills brought picture-book readers the joyous tale of Rocket, a white dog who learns to read—and his teacher, a little yellow bird—in How Rocket Learned to Read (also in App form).

May 03 2012 | Read Full Review of Rocket Writes a Story

City Book Review

So then he decides to write a story of an owl that he saw.

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Common Sense Media

Our star rating assesses the media's overall quality.Find out more Parents need to know that the picture book Rocket Writes a Story is the sequel to How Rocket Learned to Read, which is available as a book and an iPad app.

Jul 24 2012 | Read Full Review of Rocket Writes a Story

Shelf Awareness

James's erotic trilogy (Fifty Shades of Grey, Fifty Shades Darker and Fifty Shades Freed) has sold more than 10 million copies in the U.S. as Vintage trade paperback and e-book, as well as Random House Audio, editions.

May 23 2012 | Read Full Review of Rocket Writes a Story

Bookalicious

Rocket the dog is taught by a little yellow bird about the process of writing a story.

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