Rocket Writes a Story
Tad Hills (Author, Illustrator)
Ages 4 and up
After reading books to my daughter for years, she was inspired to write her own books. Much like
Rocket the dog in this lovely book, my daughter looked for ideas for stories in her world, writing
stories about the secret life of her dog and why every kid should have her own horse. This book is a
wonderful inspiration for readers and potential authors; all you need is to take a look around to find
ideas for your own stories.
Publisher’s Book Description
Publication Date: July 24, 2012 | Age Level: 4 and up | Grade Level: P and up
Schwartz & Wade/ Random House
Rocket loves books and he wants to make his own, but he can't think of a story. Encouraged by the little
yellow bird to look closely at the world around him for inspiration, Rocket sets out on a journey. Along
the way he discovers small details that he has never noticed before, a timid baby owl who becomes his
friend, and an idea for a story. This book is sure to appeal to kids, parents, teachers, and librarians.
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