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Rocket Writes a Story

By Regan McMahon, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Dog gets excellent writing lesson from wise bird teacher.

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This not only has all the charm you could ask for in a picture book, it also offers an astute lesson in the art of writing. The book offers warm, irresistible characters portrayed in wonderful, bright illustrations; a kid-friendly gentle tone perfect for read-aloud; and a story in which the characters grow and change and discover things. The little bird teaches Rocket that writing a story is more than just using words you know. You need to ponder, observe, and ask yourself questions, such as, "Why do you think the owl wouldn't come down? What color is her beak? What does she do every day?" She's a great model of teachers everywhere, showing how to draw a student out rather than tell him what to do.

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