Published by Random House Children's Books on July 7th 2015
Genres: Alphabet, Animals, Books & Libraries, Concepts, Dogs, School & Education
Learn the ABCs with Rocket, the dog who inspires kids to read and write! This irresistible alphabet book from the creator of the New York Times bestsellers How Rocket Learned to Read and Rocket Writes a Story is sure to appeal to kids, parents, teachers, and librarians. From finding acorns, to balancing on a ball, to drawing a colorful caterpillar with crayons, readers will love exploring the wonderful world of Rocket and his friends. The whole cast is featured, among them the little yellow bird, the owl, Bella the squirrel, and more. Even Goose from the beloved and bestselling Duck & Goose books makes a cameo appearance! With charming and delightful scenes for every letter, here's an ode to the wondrous, mighty, gorgeous alphabet.
If there was ever a dog that I’ve fallen in love with, it would be Rocket! Rocket is jumping in the hands of eager little emerging readers across schools and homes nationwide. Today I’m on about my 5th or 6th read of R is for Rocket. I got my copy while attending the Book Expo America event. The anticipation of having the opportunity to read this story to some little ones over the summer break was really high! We had the best time ever with this picture book.
R is for Rocket is an ABC picture book, filled with alliteration on every page. Author and illustrator Tad Hills creates picture books that must involve voice performance, in my opinion. It leaves endless ideas of connecting the story to instructional standards and activities in the classroom and home. Overall, I can’t say enough about his writing, illustrations and overall attention to detail in his picture books as they are all impressive. The voice throughout this picture book is warm, informative, and truly entertaining. Capturing readers and listeners a like beginning with page 1! Keep them coming Mr. Hills. I’m starting my own personal collection and all of my kids at home are all big! Hey, you can never grow to old for a great picture book.