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How Rocket Learned to Read Board book – January 2, 2079

4.8 out of 5 stars 263 ratings

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A New York Times bestseller

A 2010 Parents’ Choice Silver Award

An Autumn 2010 Children’s Indie Next Pick


Review, CHICAGO SUN-TIMES:
"A perfect picture book for kids 3-7."

Review, THE BOSTON GLOBE:
"A picture book all about the joys of reading could easily turn preachy and dull. But “How Rocket Learned to Read’’ defies gravity. Rocket is lovable, the little feathered teacher adorable. Hills tells his sprightly story as needed, not one word more or less. His pictures flow with soft color and movement. Hills makes this a story of friendship. It may persuade tentative kindergarteners that school is worth a try; teachers and librarians will love it."

Review, KIRKUS REVIEWS:
"Hills’s gentle, sweet tale is a paean to the joy of reading and the teachers that inspire it."

Review, PUBLISHERS WEEKLY:
"With characters as memorable as those in Hills’s Duck and Goose series, this good-natured story shows readers how Rocket, a spotted puppy, becomes a beginning reader, thanks to a little yellow bird."

Review, SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL:
"Youngsters will find this addition to Hills’s cast of adorable animal characters simply irresistible."

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!

Product details

  • Age Range: 3 - 7 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 2
  • Series: Rocket
  • Board book: 36 pages
  • Publisher: Schwartz & Wade
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0593177797
  • ISBN-13: 978-0593177792
  • Product Dimensions: 6.8 x 7.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5 ounces
  • Customer Reviews: 4.8 out of 5 stars263 customer ratings

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L Ripley
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book for those beginning to read
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on November 5, 2015
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on November 13, 2014
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JN
5.0 out of 5 stars Cute story about a bird teaching a dog how to read
Reviewed in Canada on August 22, 2019
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5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely book
Reviewed in Canada on September 8, 2019
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5.0 out of 5 stars Love this book!
Reviewed in Canada on December 9, 2018
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful book!
Reviewed in Canada on October 28, 2018
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3.0 out of 5 stars Llego golpeado!!!
Reviewed in Mexico on November 23, 2019
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5.0 out of 5 stars Sweet Book You Will Enjoy Reading to Your Kids
Reviewed in France on December 28, 2012
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Lori Bradford
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it!
Reviewed in Canada on May 2, 2015
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