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How Rocket Learned to Read

How Rocket Learned to Read

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Learn to read with this New York Times-bestselling picture book, starring an irresistible dog named Rocket and his teacher, a little yellow bird. Follow along as Rocket masters the alphabet, sounds out words, and finally . . . learns to read all on his own

With a story that makes reading fun--and will even help listeners learn to read--this book is ideal for kindergarten classrooms and story hour or as a gift for that beginning reader. Fresh, charming art by Tad Hills, the New York Times bestselling author/illustrator of Duck & Goose, will make this a favorite.

And don't miss the instant #1 New York Times Bestseller, Rocket Writes a Story.

Author: Tad Hills
Publisher: Schwartz & Wade Books
Published: 07/27/2010
Pages: 40
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 1.07lbs
Size: 10.76h x 9.76w x 0.43d
ISBN: 9780375858994
Audience: Ages 4-8

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 2.9
Point Value: 0.5
Interest Level: Lower Grade
Quiz #/Name: 138479 / How Rocket Learned to Read

Award: Virginia Readers Choice Award - Nominee
Award: Golden Sower Award - Honor Book
Award: South Carolina Childrens, Junior and Young Adult Book Award - Nominee
Award: Monarch Award - Nominee
Award: Capitol Choices: Noteworthy Books for Children and Teens - Recommended
Award: Washington Children's Choice Picture Book Award - Nominee
Award: Parents Choice Awards (Fall) (2008-Up) - Silver Medal Winner
Award: Irma S. & James H. Black Award - Winner

Review Citation(s):
Hornbook Guide to Children 01/01/2011 pg. 30
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 06/01/2010
Booklist 05/15/2010 pg. 43
Publishers Weekly 06/14/2010
Kirkus Reviews 06/15/2010
School Library Journal 07/01/2010 pg. 61
New York Times Book Review 11/07/2010 pg. 34
Shelf Awareness 01/01/0001
BookPage 07/01/2010

About the Author
Tad Hills is the author and illustrator of the New York Times bestselling picture books Duck & Goose and Duck, Duck, Goose. He has created four board books featuring the same characters: What's Up, Duck?, an ALA Notable Book; Duck and Goose, 1, 2, 3; Duck & Goose, How Are You Feeling?; and Duck and Goose Find a Pumpkin. He is also the illustrator of Waking Up Wendell, by April Stevens; My Fuzzy Friends; and Knock, Knock, Who's There? Tad Hills lives in Brooklyn with his wife, their two children, and a dog named Rocket who has not (yet) learned how to read!

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