Rocket and the Perfect Pumpkin (Step into Reading) (Paperback)
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Kids are learning to read with Rocket! Rocket, the star of Tad Hills's New York Times bestselling picture books, returns in a new Level 1 Step into Reading story, this time about the joy of being kind.
It's a beautiful day at the pumpkin patch! There, Rocket and Bella find the perfect pumpkin. But as the friends try to take the pumpkin home, it rolls downhill and lands in front of Mr. Barker's doghouse. Can Rocket and Bella get their pumpkin back? With its simple words, lots of repetition, and bright, colorful illustrations, young readers will love this Step 1 Step into Reading leveled reader about being generous, which they can read all by themselves!
Step 1 Readers feature big type and easy words. Rhymes and rhythmic text paired with picture clues help children decode the story. Perfect for early readers of Rocket the Brave and Drop it, Rocket! and children who know the alphabet and are eager to begin reading.
Want more easy-to-read fun with Rocket? Don't miss Rocket's Very Fine Day!
About the Author
Tad Hills is the author and illustrator of the highly acclaimed New York Times bestselling picture books How Rocket Learned to Read; Rocket Writes a Story; Duck & Goose; Duck, Duck, Goose; and Duck & Goose Go to the Beach. His other books include the ALA-ALSC Notable Children's Book What's Up, Duck?; Duck & Goose: It's Time for Christmas!; and four Step into Reading titles: Drop it, Rocket!, Rocket's 100th Day of School, Rocket the Brave!, and Rocket's Very Fine Day. Tad lives in Brooklyn with his wife, their two children, and a real dog named Rocket. Visit him on the web at tadhills.com or follow him on Twitter at @tadhills.
Praise for How Rocket Learned to Read
“Defies gravity. Rocket is lovable.” —The Boston Globe
“A perfect picture book for kids three to seven.” —Chicago Sun-Times
“Tad Hills celebrates the joy of learning, as well as the power of a good teacher to change lives.” —The Seattle Times
Praise for Rocket Writes a Story
“Empower[s] young children to engage their fertile imaginations.” —The New York Times
*“A perfect choice to inspire new readers and writers.” —Kirkus Reviews, Starred