R Is for Rocket: An ABC Book
Learn the ABCs with Rocket, the dog who inspires kids to read and write! This irresistible alphabet book from the creator of the New York Times bestsellers How Rocket Learned to Read and Rocket Writes a Story is sure to appeal to kids, parents, teachers, and librarians.
From finding acorns, to balancing on a ball, to drawing a colorful caterpillar with crayons, readers will love exploring the wonderful world of Rocket and his friends. The whole cast is featured, among them the little yellow bird, the owl, Bella the squirrel, and more. Even Goose from the beloved and bestselling Duck & Goose books makes a cameo appearance! With charming and delightful scenes for every letter, here's an ode to the wondrous, mighty, gorgeous alphabet.
Having explored reading and writing in his first two picture books, Rocket the dog heads up a tour of the alphabet, starring a handful of his animal friends and featuring abundant alliteration. Hills creates sweet, gentle scenes for each letter, introducing moments of light humor (Bella the squirrel "plays in the ivy. It's not a good idea. It makes her itch"), while touching on emotions like joy, kindness, and fear ("The waves are noisy. They make Owl nervous"). Bold type highlights the repeated letters, and Hills's oil paint and pencil illustrations exude a quiet, soothing soulfulness throughout. Ages 3 7.