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Tad Hills

Author of How Rocket Learned to Read

39+ Works 7,033 Members 251 Reviews 1 Favorited

About the Author

Tad Hills studied painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, creative writing, and poetry at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York. Initially an actor and fine artist, he turned to illustrating children's titles after being offered a job designing book jackets. He is the author and show more illustrator of several children's books including the Duck and Goose series, How Rocket Learned to Read, and Rocket Writes a Story. (Bowker Author Biography) show less

Series

Works by Tad Hills

How Rocket Learned to Read (2010) 1,017 copies
Duck & Goose (2006) 854 copies
Rocket Writes a Story (2012) 659 copies
Duck & Goose: Find a Pumpkin (1657) 517 copies
Duck, Duck, Goose (2007) 359 copies
R is for Rocket: An ABC Book (2015) 263 copies
Rocket's 100th Day of School (2014) 216 copies

Associated Works

A Name on the Quilt : A Story of Remembrance (1999) — Illustrator — 72 copies

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Canonical name
Hills, Tad
Birthdate
1963-04-01
Gender
male
Nationality
USA

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Reviews

At first I thought this book was just your sweet, albeit average story about putting friends before yourself.....but the last illustration just makes me laugh. An elephant in a knitted onezie! It was the most adorable picture ever.

Tad Hills illustrates the Rocket Learns to Read books and now having a mouse and an elephant through his eyes was such fun. And a sweet story of friendship and love what else do you want at Christmastime
 
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msgabbythelibrarian | Jun 11, 2023 |
This book is for primary aged students. This is another story in the Rocket series and already and writing, where this story tells about how Rocket is collecting new words in order to write a story of his own! This book goes into the pieces of language is a great pairing for a beginning writing or storytelling lesson (3rd grade-ish?).
 
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ehayes22 | 48 other reviews | Apr 22, 2023 |
 
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MattieGreen | 2 other reviews | Feb 6, 2023 |
This book is for primary level students. This picture book depicts a dog named Rocket and his friend, the little yellow bird, and Rocket's journey to read and enjoy stories found in books. Though he may have been reluctant to learn at first, his love for stories told by the little bird encouraged him to learn to read them for himself.
This book would be incredibly helpful for parents to read to children who may be reluctant or struggling to learn to read. It gives them encouragement to try, as they will want to have the same excitement for stories as Rocket does.… (more)
 
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Works
39
Also by
1
Members
7,033
Popularity
#3,485
Rating
3.9
Reviews
251
ISBNs
232
Languages
4
Favorited
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