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Roaring Rockets (Amazing Machines) Paperback – September 15, 2000

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“Informational books don't have to be boring, and this book is a good example of one that is well done...Children will delight in the word play as they join a trio of wacky animals as they blast off into space.” ―Children's Literature

About the Author

Tony Mitton is a widely anthologized children's poet, as well as a teacher and performing poet. His Royal Raps won the 1997 Nottinghamshire Libraries/Dillons Children's Book Award. His recent collection of poetry, Plum, won the Publishers Weekly 2003 Cuffies Award for Best Book of Poetry. Tony teamed with illustrator Ant Parker on several books, including Dazzling Diggers, Roaring Rockets, and Terrific Trains.

Ant Parker studied drawing and printing at the Bath Academy of Art in England and has taught papermaking, printing and bookbinding workshops for children. Toddlers and parents around the globe have discovered the irresistible appeal of his wacky cartoon characters in Flashing Fire Engines, Terrific Trains, Dazzling Diggers, and Roaring Rockets. Other titles include Charlie the Chicken and Desmond the Dog.

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Product Details

  • Age Range: 3 - 5 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - Kindergarten
  • Series: Amazing Machines
  • Paperback: 24 pages
  • Publisher: Kingfisher (September 15, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0753453053
  • ISBN-13: 978-0753453056
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 0.1 x 7.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.3 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (227 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,813 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Hardcover
I purchased Roaring Rockets for my 5 year old son. He loves anything that has to do with rockets, space, or cute animals. This seems to fit the bill for all of the above. The book is very nicely printed with simple characters and drawings. The story is actually pretty accurate and is an easy 5 minute book before bedtime. My son has really enjoyed this one. We've read it several times now.
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Format: Paperback
Just got this fron Scholastic Books for our three-year old. The colorful illustrations are fun and prompt him to ask lots of questions about space travel. "Why is that thing flying off the end of the rocket?" "Why is that guy floating?" "Why are they in the water?" Yesterday we created a space suit for him, today we made a rocket. Who knows...tomorrow, the moon?
Warning for parents: the text rhymes and is pretty hokey: "Rockets take astronauts out to a place/that's strange and wonderful: silent space..."
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This book is cute for a 2-3 year old. It's a little annoying to read, but my son really liked it for awhile when he was about 2.5 when he really got interested in rockets. It kind of bugs me, though, that "gravity boots" is listed as an actual part of astronauts' gear. I know the book is for little kids, but I would rather not teach him something that is wrong. It's still a cute book, though, and we get around it by telling him that gravity boots are just pretend.
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My favorite thing about these books is at the end. Once the story is over, the last page has pictures and descriptions of the parts of the rocket but put it in kids terms, easy enough for my 3 yr old to understand. I have purchased 4 out of the 10 in this series and they all do that. The stories are simple and interesting and about everything that little boys love, while teaching them the jobs of the various vehicles and the people who drive them.
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My daughter couldn't afford to buy my grand kids books and they love reading. I am not able to do a lot of "extra spending" either but want the children to love books like I do and have the opportunity to have some. I was so glad to find these and at such a wonderful price. I was able to get the kids each several books of their own and they were so glad to get them to! Go Nanny!!! I will be buying some more for them too!!
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He has the words memorized and loves the pictures and detailed explanation of the rocket parts in the back. He loves anything to do with rockets and astronauts.
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I purchased this book along with another toy for my 3-year-old nephews birthday. Although paperback, the book is well made and the story very cute! He loves being read to so I was thankful that these gifts paired together so well! If you're looking for a wonderful present combo for a little boy or girl who loves space/rockets, look no further! The Original Stomp Rocket: Dueling 4-Rocket Kit (20888)
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I have a 2 year old who loves rockets and most things to do with space and space travel. We bought this based on the reviews that it had already received and we have yet to be disappointed. The book has plenty of factual information, along with the story and child friendly graphics which makes it ideal for young minds. If you have your own small space explorers then this is a great buy
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