Monday, June 27, 2011

Book Review: How Rocket Learned To Read

The award winning book How Rocket Learned to Read, written and illustrated by Tad Hills, is perfect for beginning readers.

The book is about a spotted puppy who learns how to read with a little help from his teacher, a little yellow bird.

On many of the pages you'll see simple 3-4 letter words being spelled and sounded out by Rocket.

How Rocket Learned to Read is the winner of several awards, it is:

A New York Times bestseller

A 2010 Parents’ Choice Silver Award

An Autumn 2010 Children’s Indie Next Pick

"A picture book all about the joys of reading could easily turn preachy and dull. But “How Rocket Learned to Read’’ defies gravity. Rocket is lovable, the little feathered teacher adorable. Hills tells his sprightly story as needed, not one word more or less. His pictures flow with soft color and movement. Hills makes this a story of friendship. It may persuade tentative kindergartners that school is worth a try; teachers and librarians will love it." The Boston Globe

"A perfect picture book for kids 3-7." Chicago Sun-Times

It retails for $17.99 but can be purchased used for $8-10. We'll be picking this book up when Timothy gets a little older.

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