Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Summer Reading With Daisy: How Rocket Learned To Read

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.
Happy Reading!


  1. That sounds like a great story and thank you for telling me about it. I can't wait to see more of your wonderful reviews.

    Loveys Sasha

  2. Sounds like a fun book!

    When my momma were in high school, she had a friend who would say his pug dog could read. And do better on SAT practice tests dan him. Momma thought he were joking, but after we founds out his SAT score, maybe he wasn't. BOL!

  3. That does sound like a great book to read to the little shrunken human types

  4. OMDs Daisy I hope your mom's students are reading these adorable books.
    hugs madi your bfff

  5. We are sure Rocket can read too. What a sweet book!

  6. So Rocket is overall a pretty cool dude
    Lily & Edward

  7. We finks rocket would make a good friend.
    stella rose

  8. OH Daisy I see your photos on your blog and I just want to give you a big big big hug!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    You are just so cute!!!! Love you Daisy!!

  9. Hey Daisy!
    Wow, you're the cutest little reader ever! Your pix make my Mom go squeeeeeee. BOL
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, Police Commish

  10. Daisy, thanks for sharing your books.

    Aroo to you,

  11. Oh wow, we haven't learnt to read yet...that's what we've got mom for butt if Rocket can do it we're sure we could too!
    We can't wait to hear your microchipping story Daisy - be sure to share it next Thursday when we do our microchipping lecture, ok?
    Have a grrrreat weekend,
    Wally & Sammy

  12. Daisy you know I don't try to read much at all b/c I am blind in one eye and losing the sight in my good eye!!! Just do a little on the blogs!!! When I do too much reading everything gets all blurry like it is now!!! LOL
    Thanks for your visit and the nice words about Tom!!! He is the smartest man I know!!!

  13. A great catchy mascot means so much. Little peeps are drawn to those pictures. The Phonetics Alphabet is all that you need for the world to open up. Great Book.
    Thanks for being a friend
    Sweet William The Scot