Time length to read: 8-9 min
Age recommend: 4-8
Best place to purchase: Target.com
Price: $10.44 (temporary price cut)
A writer can come from anywhere, right? Well, that is what this book proves. Rocket Writes a Story is the sequel book to the New York Times-bestselling picture book Rocket learns to Read by Tad Hills. Rocket is a dog who is on a mission to write his own story. With help from his little yellow bird teacher and an owl he befriends, Rocket learns that coming up with a great story isn’t as difficult as it seems. Rocket’s little yellow bird teacher helps him discover new words as they hang them on their word tree. It is then that Rocket discovers he can turn these words into something more, the perfect story. Follow Rocket as he writes his first story. This book is a perfect example for any child that has doubts of writing a story, or a child writing their first story. It teaches children to use their imagination and that even the simplest of words can come up with the best stories. Kirkusreviews.com calls the book “A perfect choice to inspire new readers and writers.” The Illustration in this book, which is also done by Tad Hills, was rendered by oil paint and colored pencil. The vibrant, yet soft colors, really bring this story to life. I recommend this book to everyone. Whether you’re a child, parent, teacher or future writer, Rocket will inspire you.
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