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Kids are learning to read with Rocket! Rocket, the star of Tad Hills's New York Times bestselling picture books, returns in a new Level 1 Step into Reading story, this time about the joy of being kind.
It's a beautiful day at the pumpkin patch! There, Rocket and Bella find the perfect pumpkin. But as the friends try to take the pumpkin home, it rolls downhill and lands in front of Mr. Barker's doghouse. Can Rocket and Bella get their pumpkin back? With its simple words, lots of repetition, and bright, colorful illustrations, young readers will love this Step 1 Step into Reading leveled reader about being generous, which they can read all by themselves!
Step 1 Readers feature big type and easy words. Rhymes and rhythmic text paired with picture clues help children decode the story. Perfect for early readers of Rocket the Brave and Drop it, Rocket! and children who know the alphabet and are eager to begin reading.
Want more easy-to-read fun with Rocket? Don't miss Rocket's Very Fine Day!
About the Author
Tad Hills is the #1 New York Times bestselling author and illustrator of the Rocket and Duck & Goose series, including the New York Times bestselling picture books How Rocket Learned to Read; Rocket Writes a Story; R Is for Rocket; Duck & Goose; Duck, Duck, Goose; Duck & Goose Go to the Beach; and Duck & Goose, Honk! Quack! Boo! He also created various board books in these series, including Rocket’s Mighty Words; Duck & Goose Find a Pumpkin; the ALA-ALSC Notable Children’s Book What’s Up, Duck?: A Book of Opposites; Duck & Goose: Here Comes the Easter Bunny!; and several Step Into Reading titles, including Drop It, Rocket! and Rocket’s 100th Day of School.
The Boston Globe declared Hills’s work “charming, funny, simple, and surprising” and dubbed him “a master of the light comic touch.”
Tad lives in Brooklyn, New York, with his wife, two children, and his real-life dog, Rocket, who has not yet learned to read.
Visit Tad online at tadhills.com, and follow him on Twitter at @tadhills.
Praise for How Rocket Learned to Read
“Defies gravity. Rocket is lovable.” —The Boston Globe
“A perfect picture book for kids three to seven.” —Chicago Sun-Times
“Tad Hills celebrates the joy of learning, as well as the power of a good teacher to change lives.” —The Seattle Times
Praise for Rocket Writes a Story
“Empower[s] young children to engage their fertile imaginations.” —The New York Times
*“A perfect choice to inspire new readers and writers.” —Kirkus Reviews, Starred