Wednesday, January 5, 2011

How Rocket Learned to Read by Tad Hills

Rocket was happy just being a dog until the day he met a little yellow bird who called herself a teacher. The bird sets out to teach Rocket how to read. She lures him in with a story left unfinished. Rocket wants to know the ending. On day, maybe, he can read it for himself.

What I thought: A sweet story with an adorable title character. Children hearing this story will be empowered to learn how to read foe themselves. There's more to the story than that. Rockets doesn't just learn how to read. He makes a new friend. The illustrations are bright and colorful. My favorite is Rocket spelling words during the winter.

Story Time Theme: Friendship

(Schwartz, 2010)

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