Drop It, Rocket!by Tad Hills
Rocket, the beloved dog from the New York Times bestselling picture books How Rocket Learned to Read and Rocket Writes a Story, is back in a Step 1 leveled reader. Rocket is ready to find new words for his word tree with his teacher, the little yellow bird. He finds a leaf, a hat, and a star . . . but when he finds a red boot, he doesn’t/i>/i>/i>
Rocket, the beloved dog from the New York Times bestselling picture books How Rocket Learned to Read and Rocket Writes a Story, is back in a Step 1 leveled reader. Rocket is ready to find new words for his word tree with his teacher, the little yellow bird. He finds a leaf, a hat, and a star . . . but when he finds a red boot, he doesn’t want to let go. What will make Rocket drop it?
With predictable patterns, simple words, lots of repetition, and bright, colorful illustrations, young readers will love this new Rocket book, which they can read all by themselves!
PreS-K—In this easy reader, Rocket and the little yellow bird love to collect words for their word tree. Rocket is good at collecting (and dropping) things to add to their tree, until he meets a boot he doesn't want to let go of. He is offered a stick, a ball, and a sock until Bird discovers what he'd like more than a boot—a book! After Rocket lets go of the boot, everyone settles down to enjoy the new book. The last page shows their word tree with all the new words on it—inspiration for a word tree of one's own? Rocket would like that. Simple, cartoon illustrations take children through the story and clearly show the plot. A good addition for emerging reader collections.—Melisa Bailey, Harford County Library System, MD
- Random House Children's Books
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- Product dimensions:
- 6.38(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.34(d)
- Age Range:
- 6 - 9 Years
Meet the Author
Tad Hills is the author and illustrator of the highly acclaimed New York Times bestselling picture books How Rocket Learned to Read, Rocket Writes a Story, Duck & Goose, Duck, Duck, Goose, and Duck & Goose Go to the Beach. His board books include the ALA-ALSC Notable Children’s Book What’s Up, Duck?; Duck & Goose, Goose Needs a Hug; and Rocket’s Mighty Words. Tad lives in Brooklyn, New York, with his wife, their two children, and a real dog named Rocket.
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A few weeks ago I was working at the Book Fair at my Kindergartener son's school. I had to buy this book so that I could justify buying the little Rocket dog that went with it. This book (and Rocket) are adorable. My son can read this book pretty easily, so I didn't buy it as a challenge for him. I bought it because it is a fun book to read over and over again. And did I mention how adorable that Rocket dog is?
Really good book, my daughter dove right into it & couldn't stop reading. Was very confident with how easy she knew the words.