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Roaring Rockets (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
     

Roaring Rockets (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

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by Tony Mitton
 

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Rockets have power. They rise and roar. This rocket's waiting, ready to soar. Rockets carry astronauts with cool, white suits oxygen helmets and gravity boots. Blast off with more out-of-this-world couplets! This time it is machines that fly. In bright and bold illustrations that are as witty as the text, the animal crew roars and whizzes into outer space.

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Rockets have power. They rise and roar. This rocket's waiting, ready to soar. Rockets carry astronauts with cool, white suits oxygen helmets and gravity boots. Blast off with more out-of-this-world couplets! This time it is machines that fly. In bright and bold illustrations that are as witty as the text, the animal crew roars and whizzes into outer space.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Shalini Murthy
Informational books don't have to be boring, and this book is a good example of one that is well done. Delightful rhyme and vivid artwork combine in this book to provide information about rockets-how they work, where they travel and what they do. Children will delight in the word play as they join a trio of wacky animals as they blast off into space. A picture dictionary at the end of the book provides information about the different parts of the rocket in a manner that is easy to understand.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780613888578
Publisher:
Turtleback Books
Publication date:
09/28/2000
Edition description:
THIS EDITION IS INTENDED FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY
Pages:
24
Sales rank:
526,136
Product dimensions:
8.10(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Tony Mitton is a widely anthologized children's poet, as well as a teacher and performing poet. His Royal Raps won the 1997 Nottinghamshire Libraries/Dillons Children's Book Award. His recent collection of poetry, Plum, won the Publishers Weekly 2003 Cuffies Award for Best Book of Poetry. Tony teamed with illustrator Ant Parker on several books, including Dazzling Diggers, Roaring Rockets, and Terrific Trains.

Ant Parker studied drawing and printing at the Bath Academy of Art in England and has taught papermaking, printing and bookbinding workshops for children. Toddlers and parents around the globe have discovered the irresistible appeal of his wacky cartoon characters in Flashing Fire Engines, Terrific Trains, Dazzling Diggers, and Roaring Rockets. Other titles include Charlie the Chicken and Desmond the Dog.

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Roaring Rockets (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Autumn2 More than 1 year ago
We picked this book up from our public library. Cute and easy to read. Loved the illustrations of the animals going to the moon to explore and making it back home.  I liked the ending where it gives explanations to the Rocket Bits. K is big on space and so when he picked this book I knew he would enjoy it. The rhyming, the pictures all went very well together. This is a book that is perfect for all ages I would say maybe 3 or 4 to about maybe 9? 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ibought as a gift to go with a toy rocket. It was inexpensive & by far the cutest story I picked out. Great purchase