{Book Review} Drop It, Rocket! by Tad Hills

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{Book Review}  Drop It, Rocket! by Tad HillsDrop It, Rocket! by Tad Hills
Published by Random House Children's Books on 2014-07-08
Genres: Animals, Beginner, Concepts, Dogs, Readers, Words
Pages: 32
Format: Paperback
AmazonBarnes and Noble five-stars
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 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!

So what happens when you have a 5 little faces looking at you waiting eagerly for the next words to come from your mouth?  Plus let me remind you that little ones know that it should be words of great excitement.  The kiddos that I read to on this day, were not disappointed!

A story that grabs their attention.  A story that I knew would earn me hug “browny points.”  I held Drop It, Rocket! in my hands and they waited.  5 year olds, looking back at me…waiting.  I was more than a hit, it was a blast of reading fun.  Reading and reading until they almost had it memorized in one sitting.  I fell in love with Tad Hills books when I was first introduced to Duck and Goose go to the beach.  In this quick little read the reader is introduced to the words tree that Rocket (the dog) loves.  what a great way to put so much emphasis on several sigh words for the emerging readers.  This read was also sprinkled with a story line that even kids can see and talk about the message.

“Will you drop it for a book?” asks owl.” page 27

You’ll have to read the book and see!




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