Saturday, March 5, 2011

How Rocket Learned to Read review

How Rocket Learned to ReadLearn to read with this New York Times-bestselling picture book, starring an irresistible dog named Rocket and his teacher, a little yellow bird. Follow along as Rocket masters the alphabet, sounds out words, and finally . . . learns to read all on his own!(goodreads summary)

Rocket finds that he cannot read but will soon become more interested with words after he meets a little yellow bird who would like to teach him.  He learns the alphabet, sings word songs and soon discovers the joy of reading.  The pictures are so bright and colorful.  Rocket along with the little yellow bird are an adorable pair, connecting the two together as student and teacher.  The story encourages learning to read by practicing putting letters together and children will be excited when they find they can spell and learn the words right along with Rocket. Nothing is better than a book that sparks the interest of learning to read. Great book for snuggling up in a chair with your child or in a school setting.  I think it is a "just right book" for ages 3-6.

How Rocket Learned to Read
Author: Tad Hills
Picture Book
Hardcover, 40 pages
Publisher: Schwartz & Wade Books
August 2010


  1. This sounds like a very cute book. I love Children's Books. I have yet to find one that is about learning how to read. I am adding this one to my TBR list right away! Thank you so much! Great review!!

    <3 Patricia @ Patricia's Particularity

  2. I loved this book. Rocket the puppy is so cute, especially when you see how he is transformed from a reluctant student to someone who absolutely loves learning.