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How Rocket Learned to Read

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  • Posted May 17, 2011

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    Your child will LOVE Rocket!

    How Rocket Learned to Read is an adorable story of an enthusiastic little bird and her very first, albeit unsuspecting, pupil. Everyday, Rocket chased leaves and chewed sticks and when all the good play tired him out he would settle in for a nice, long nap. Then one day, the eager little bird sets up her classroom right in Rocket's napping spot and mistakenly thinks he is one of her students. Rocket moves away from the bird, but she has hung up her glorious alphabet banner and begun to read him a wonderful story out loud. Rocket becomes entranced with the story and soon wants more. He comes back everyday until the weather turns and his wonderful teacher flies south for the winter. Rocket practices his letters and his words all winter until he is reunited with his favorite teacher in the spring. This is just a glorious book about the magic of words and the beauty in reading. Young children on the cusp of literacy will identify with Rocket and learn to read right alongside him. Those children who have acquired literacy skills already, will be reminded how marvelous the process is and little ones who still have a ways to go will be motivated. The illustrations make this book a perfect "10". They complement the story making Rocket and his little yellow teacher, wonderfully appealing. Every child should have this book!

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 7, 2011

    Very sweet...

    Beautiful illustrations. A very sweet, reassuring story for the preschool set. Bought this for a birthday gift. Think I will have to buy another for my own preschooler.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 7, 2014

    This book is certainly a winner and it is quite understandable w

    This book is certainly a winner and it is quite understandable why it became a New York Times- bestselling picture book.  If you are not familiar with Tad Hills's work then you are in for a treat indeed.




     Rocket, an adorable little pup, loves chewing sticks and having naps. One day his whole life changes. He hears someone reading a story out loud. He is so enamoured by the story that he comes back the next day to find out how the story ends.   The story reader is an irresistible, smart yellow bird whose goal is to teach Rocket to read.   She inspires him with enchanting stories in her book collection so he understands why reading is fun and also necessary.  She lures him in by the power of words, imagination and the creativity that books contain. As she reads out loud to him she purposely does not finish stories so his curiosity will bring him back again the next day to see how the story ends.  Such a successful teacher is she that when she flies south for the winter Rocket continues on his reading journey all on his own,  just because he is hooked and thrilled to do so.  Rocket not only discovers the joy of reading but makes a cherished friend to share the love of books with, namely the little yellow bird.   The illustrations are perfect.  The expressive and cartoonish pictures bring the story to life.  I highly recommend this book to both parents and teacher's alike.  Learning to read is a very important milestone in a child's life and this amazing book can get him/her off to an excellent start on a very exciting adventure into the world of words and stories.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 25, 2013

    Highly Recommend

    This is a very cute story that may be used to help inspire young children to also become young readers.

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