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Rocket Writes a Story Hardcover – July 24, 2012
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Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews, March 15, 2012:
"A perfect choice to inspire new readers and writers."
Starred Review, Publishers Weekly, May 14, 2012:
“Hills is adept at showing Rocket’s setbacks and successes while offering excellent tips for children following in the dog’s footsteps…Hills gently demonstrates the power of stories to build bridges.”
Starred Review, School Library Journal, July 2012:
“Listeners, readers, and aspiring writers will appreciate the excellent description of the many ways that stories unfold.”
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I think it really resonates with my son because he can relate to Rocket. He has been learning how to read, just like Rocket. And he does a lot of writing in first grade and goes through the same process Rocket does trying to come up with subject matter and editing his work.
The story is wonderful and relatable. The illustrations are bright, clear, and engaging. I highly recommend this book and it's companion, Rocket Learns to Read.