Reading is a gift that we can pass on to our kids. Reading should be exciting and fun. Books should always be a catalyst for imagination, adventure and knowledge. Books are special friends that are loyal and true to the reader. I can't imagine a world without books to read.
Title: How Rocket Learned to Read
Author/Illustrator: Tad Hills
This book is certainly a winner and it is quite understandable why it became a New York Times- bestselling picture book. If you are not familiar with Tad Hills's work then you are in for a treat indeed.
Rocket, an adorable little pup, loves chewing sticks and having naps. One day his whole life changes. He hears someone reading a story out loud. He is so enamoured by the story that he comes back the next day to find out how the story ends. The story reader is an irresistible, smart yellow bird whose goal is to teach Rocket to read. She inspires him with enchanting stories in her book collection so he understands why reading is fun and also necessary. She lures him in by the power of words, imagination and the creativity that books contain. As she reads out loud to him she purposely does not finish stories so his curiosity will bring him back again the next day to see how the story ends. Such a successful teacher is she that when she flies south for the winter Rocket continues on his reading journey all on his own, just because he is hooked and thrilled to do so. Rocket not only discovers the joy of reading but makes a cherished friend to share the love of books with, namely the little yellow bird. The illustrations are perfect. The expressive and cartoonish pictures bring the story to life. I highly recommend this book to both parents and teacher's alike. Learning to read is a very important milestone in a child's life and this amazing book can get him/her off to an excellent start on a very exciting adventure into the world of words and stories.
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