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Rocket writes a story

by Tad Hills

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Rocket loves books. Rocket goes off to explore to find new words. Little yellow bird helps him spell words and they hang them on their word tree. An idea is born, Rocket decides to write a story but has trouble putting words on paper. Rocket goes in search of inspiration. Rockets writes a story about Owl and visited her to know more and to read his story to her. Rocket and Owl found a friend in each other.
  APatricia | May 24, 2015 |
“Rocket Writes a Story” was a book about a dog who learns new words each day and decided to write a story using the words he learned. He met an owl and wrote the story about the owl, and how they became friends. I really liked this book for two main reasons. The first reason I liked this book was because of the author’s use of personification. He portrayed the dog with an eagerness to learn. He used a dog as the main character, the bird as the dog’s teacher, and an owl and the dog’s friend. Personification is when the author gives human characteristics and qualities to animals, or inanimate objects. The author’s use of this literary device adds more meaning to the text, and allows the reader to hear another voice of reason. The second reason I liked this book was because of the illustrations. On one page in the story, the illustrator and two pictures on a page or one big picture across both pages. Having two pictures on one page had more of a story effect. As the reader, I wanted to read on. Having one big picture across both pages added more meaning to the text. For example, when the dog Rocket was reading Owl his story, both pages showed a picture of both of them sitting together on the grass. This added more meaning and helped me to visualize when the author said “And so down and down came the owl, till she was right beside Rocket.” I think the overall message of this story was that anyone can learn and everyone should have an eager to learn new things. ( )
  JeNeeH | May 4, 2015 |
I like the idea of a word tree as this is an excellent sounding board to build upon a story. I think readers can identify with “writers block” and the struggles and frustrations that go along with writing and reading. Great color through out the story and great illustrations to guide the readier.
  JoseJay | Mar 15, 2015 |
LOVED this story!! Young writers would definitely identify with the struggles Rocket works through during each part of the writing process. My favorite development in the story is his inspiration, the shy little owl high in the tree, who becomes braver and braver and moves closer and closer to Rocket as she listens to her story. ( )
  reynolds2 | Jan 28, 2015 |
This book is a sequel to "How Rocket Learned to Read," which is amazing if haven't read already. Since Rocket the dog knows how to read now, he becomes curious to writing a book. Rocket finds inspiration from all the things around him and eventually writes a lovely story about an owl he meets. This book is awesome for young children who can get a good understanding of how to start writing on their own. ( )
  TeresaCruz | Aug 30, 2014 |
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