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Friday, August 12, 2011

Cutest Book - How Rocket Learned to Read


At the bookstore the other night with the kids after a dinner out with the family...  One of my favorite things to do is grab a couple of Children's books I have never read and give them a read.  I picked up this book called How Rocket Learned to Read.  The cover and the title grabbed my attention.  The doggy on the front is so cute sitting in the grass with a yellow bird on his nose.  Who could resist?  Plus any book about encouraging reading is always a plus in my world.  The inside proved to be as adorable as the front cover - for sure judge this book by it's cover.  Rocket is the dog and the yellow bird becomes his teacher.  In the story Rocket is hesitant about reading... doesn't want to do it and thinks it seems impossible.  With the help of the little yellow bird Rocket masters the alphabet, sounds out words, and finally . . . learns to read all on his own!  I imagine this book being read in a Kindergarten and First grade classroom where kids are learning to read.  Children will be able to make a text to self connection with the story.  Rocket is like a child first learning how to read.  It's really hard at first, but gets easier as he learns.  His teacher is there to help him and together they can do this!!!  Soon Rocket begins to understand that reading opens up a new world for him just as it will for all who learn to read.  This book should be on the shelf of every k-2 teachers shelf.  Teachers will love it and so will students. 

This would make a great gift too.   How Rocket Learned to Read and How Rocket Learned to Read Doll would make a great gift for any K-1 grader or a teacher who teaches in those grades!  Also, I imagine giving it to your son or daughter's teacher who has taught them how to read. 

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