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Rocket's Mighty Words
Tad Hills
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Rocket's Mighty Words (Rocket and the Little Yellow Bird)

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Rocket, the beloved dog from the New York Times bestselling picture books How Rocket Learned to Read and Rocket Writes a Story, is back in a sturdy big board book for new readers. Preschoolers watch the little yellow bird teach Rocket simple words, like n-e-s-t and m-u-d. And beginning readers will love practicing their new literacy skills alongside another brand-new reade ...more
ebook, 22 pages
Published July 9th 2013 by Schwartz & Wade
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Apr 22, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: picture
(early e-ARC preview from Edelweiss)

We LOVE Rocket at our school ... both of the first two.
This one continues the tradition of super cute illustrations.

I was a little disappointed as I looked over the preview but that is probably because I didn't read the description closely before I requested it. I just saw ROCKET and I thought "Oh, I definitely need to see this!"

I like the board book format. If it's meant to be a "reference" book so that little ones flip back and forth figuring out how to sp
Fritz Loehrke
Weird selection of words, and strange presentation with alternate pages showing a blackboard, vs. the cute dog pages.
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Rocket is adorable and I want him. I read this to my little sister.
To know something's true name is to have power over it, mystics have long believed. Ancient beings held their true names secret, fearfully protecting themselves from terrible fates.

Naming something drags it from the realm of the unknown to the known. You're then easily able to break it down, pigeonhole it, tame it, and harness it for your own ends.

In this tome, Rocket shares all of his words of power. Learn mastery over the igloo, ax, mug, and pumpkin.
Feb 19, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc
If you like Rocket's other books you'll enjoy this one, however, it's important to note that there isn't a story in this book. It's simply a collection of words that have appeared in Rocket's other stories. All of the words are either on top of the illustrations they name, or next to the pictures would could make learning new words easier for early readers who are visual learners.
Nov 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 544
Part 1 or 3. This book introduces the kids to new words and pictures that will be used in the next two books. The pictures are good and these books would be great to use with beginner readers and writers.
Heather Jo
May 09, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: meggie-list
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Lindsey Jones
Perfect little book for my two year old!
Marcia Van Camp
Bunch words...would have preferred a story
Mar 05, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Join Rocket, an adorable puppy who loves to read, and learn 100 first words. The pictures are easy to identify and the font easily legible. Perfect for brand new readers or younger ESL students.
Jan 11, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Some pages have too many images for younger kids.
Learn many words together and also some "small" words that are needed.
Cute book!! All of my kids got a free book from the library summer reading program, this was one of them!!! So thankful, gotta love the library!
Stefanie Kellum
A Rocket that even the youngest of readers can enjoy! Teach your preschooler basic words with Rocket! I love this series. (I saw an ARC of this book through Edelweiss.)
Nov 14, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: board
Whoo-hoo - twice in one day an oversize board book!! In the traditional style of Tad Hills this book has nice soft colorful illustrations. Children learning words can browse this cute book.
The format of this one didn't really work that well for me but this would be nice for a new reader to flip through at their own pace.
Love the pictures of Rocket, but this is just vocabulary words and not a story. Some of the chalkboard illustrations are indistinct.
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As a graduate of Skidmore College in New York with a degree in art, Hills describes himself as the ultimate freelancer. He’s
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Rocket and the Little Yellow Bird (3 books)
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