Rocket Writes a Story
Publication Date: July 24, 2012
List Price: $17.99*
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The #1 New York Times Bestseller
This irresistible sequel to the New York Times bestselling How Rocket Learned to Read is "a perfect choice to inspire new readers and writers," according to a starred review from Kirkus Reviews.
Rocket loves books and he wants to make his own, but he can't think of a story. Encouraged by the little yellow bird to look closely at the world around him for inspiration, Rocket sets out on a journey. Along the way he discovers small details that he has never noticed before, a timid baby owl who becomes his friend, and an idea for a story. Declared a best children's book of the year by Amazon, Barnes & Noble, School Library Journal, and Publishers Weekly, this book is sure to appeal to kids, parents, teachers, and librarians.
Tad Hills is the author and illustrator of "Duck & Goose"--called "expressive" and "adorable" in a starred review from "Kirkus Reviews"--and "Duck, Duck, Goose," both "New York Times "bestsellers. He is also the illustrator of "Waking up Wendell "by April Stevens. He lives in Brooklyn, New York, with his wife and two children.
School Library Journal Best of Children's Books 2012
Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews, March 15, 2012:
"A perfect choice to inspire new readers and writers."
Starred Review, Publishers Weekly, May 14, 2012:
“Hills is adept at showing Rocket’s setbacks and successes while offering excellent tips for children following in the dog’s footsteps…Hills gently demonstrates the power of stories to build bridges.”
Starred Review, School Library Journal, July 2012:
“Listeners, readers, and aspiring writers will appreciate the excellent description of the many ways that stories unfold.”
Kids' Indie Next List, Summer 2012