Where Is the Rocket?

Where Is the Rocket? Cover

Where Is the Rocket?

By Harriet Ziefert; Barroux (Illustrator)

Blue Apple Books, Hardcover, 9781609053406, 40pp.

Publication Date: August 19, 2014


A little orange rocket with one little passenger inside takes off across the pages of this fulsomely unique book, exploring spatial relationships, opposites, and words related to distance, placement, and comparison.
See the rocket soar up to the left and down to the right. "What's on your left? What's on your right?" asks the text. Watch the rocket fly over the head and under the snout of a grinning alligator and across a spinning planet in the middle of the book.
"Where to next?" Turn the page, turn the page
A voyage of imagination, as well as a clever expression of language arts, "Where Is the Rocket?" invites readers along for a soaring ride.
The celebrated creative team of author Harriet Ziefert and artist Barroux has been lauded for their "hand in glove," "complementary" duet of prose and pictures in such books as "My Dog Thinks I'm a Genius," "Bunny's Lessons," and "It's Time to Say Goodnight."

About the Author
Harriet Ziefert draws on a true story told to her by Santiago Cohen for the text of this Christmas tale. This is her first picture book collaboration with him, though they know each other from their many years in neighboring New Jersey towns.

Barroux is an internationally renowned author-illustrator of more than a dozen books for children. His artwork has also appeared in the New York Times and the Washington Post, among other publications. He lives in Paris.