one ever loved books more than Rocket! And thanks to his
teacher, the little yellow bird, Rocket had learned to read
loved their smell.
loved their pictures.
He loved their words.
He loved their descriptions.
Characters in the books became his friends.
Their problems became his problems.
Rocket was ready to write his own story. The little yellow
bird suggested that he fetch some new words, together they
hung them on a splendid word tree. (Nouns! Prepositions!
And conjunctions! But Rocket would learn about this in a
the little bird suggested that Rocket go for a walk to find
inspiration for his story. What interesting things do you
think he found? Which of his senses invited him to investigate
further? What advice did his teacher offer as he wrote?
Who became his audience?
Writes a Story
is the perfect book for introducing story writing in kindergarten
and first grade!