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How Rocket Learned to Read Hardcover – July 27, 2010
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You can also buy Tad Hills's "How Rocket Learned to Read" and "Rocket Writes a Story" in this two-book boxed set for young readers ages 4 and up.
Top Customer Reviews
But even better than that, he was not afraid to try sounding out the words. He has known his letters and their sounds for ages, but seldom shows any interest in sounding out words. Instead, he memorizes the books and pretends to read. With this book, he was very willing to sound out the words. And, he surprised me by obviously knowing several words by sight that I had no idea he had learned!
This book is adorable, enjoyable for both the child and the adult. The illustrations are incredibly sweet and the story is cute. Overall a great book to encourage early reading.
Well, that's what we have here. Rocket has a certain wide-eyed cheerful appeal without being dopey or simple. He is adventurous but alert. He is brave and resourceful. He is sometimes bemused or inattentive, but he is not a foolish character. In this volume he's learning to read with the help of a very determined little bird. Between the drawings, (which are charming and expressive), and the narration, (which is clear but not patronizing), you get a story that is easy enough to follow, maybe with a little help, and very satisfying. There is a lot of extra business scatterred throughout the illustrations, so there are things to talk about or to point out to your little reader as you go through the story.
"Charm" is a bit of an overused description, so let's just say that this book is a mellow little lark. And sometimes that's just what you want. A nice little find. Definitely worth a look.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Excellent written book for a young child that's learning how to read and for those who already know how to read! The Story is kid friendly and an easy learn book! Read morePublished 2 months ago by PE
We bought this for our 5 yr old nephew along with "Rockets Mighty Words" and plush Rocket.Published 4 months ago by TLN
Your child needs this book. I have bought it for multiple kids and they all love it. It's a fun story and teaches basic reading skills. So wonderful!Published 4 months ago by rlmb588
Great for little ones! My 3 and 6 year olds really enjoyed this cute book. They say it's "fun" and "amazing" :)Published 5 months ago by Amazon Customer