Rocket loved books. He loved to read them to himself or sit quietly by his teacher, the little yellow bird, as she read them aloud.
Rocket even liked the way books smelled. When he opened a new book, it smelled like a place he’d never been to, like a friend he’d never met.
The little yellow bird agreed, “Books are inspiring! (great word choice!) They make me sing.”
I will close by sharing one other thing I just loved about this book, and that is the word tree. As we try to build vocabulary for our children, I thought this book offers another clever classroom idea. How about helping children find words as Rocket goes looking for words? You could have them hang their words on a tree for use in their classroom writing project for your next writing prompt.
|Left: Rocket looking for words. Right: Rocket looking at his word tree|