I have a very important book this week about a skill everyone had to learn. How Rocket Learned To Read is a
tail tale about the journey a pup takes learning how to READ! Rocket is also the mascot for the Orange County Public Library summer reading program. We think they couldn't have picked a better character.
Tad Hills wrote and illustrated this book. He has a real dog named Rocket. Tad says real life Rocket can't read, but I think he can. The story begins with Rocket doing dog things - I think we all can relate.
He spies a book in a tree that a little yellow bird was reading. Rocket was intrigued. The little bird became his teacher and taught him the first step in reading - recognizing the letters.
Next, Rocket started putting sounds together to make words. I love this page because he read "grrrrrrrrrrrrr".
Once Rocket could blend his words, he was ready to tackle reading! You just can't stop yourself from reading once you know how. Hooray - Rocket learned to read.
Tad Hills has written several books about Rocket that I will try to review this summer. His illustrations make it seem like you could really feel Rocket's fur! This is an inspirational book to read to little people who are ready to read or are just starting to read.