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Rocket loves sniffing out new words, like “buttercup” and “feather,” to put onto his tree at school. When his teacher, the little yellow bird, asks Rocket what he wants to do with all his words, the answer is simple: Rocket wants to make a story. Actually writing the story is not as simple as it sounds, and it takes patience and encouragement from his teacher before Rocket is able to sniff out the sweet scent of inspiration from the tree of a baby owl. No matter how frustrated he gets, Rocket keeps working at his story until he has a masterpiece in his paws. Tad Hills’ Rocket Writes a Story follows the adventures from the New York Times bestselling How Rocket Learned to Read with bright, painterly illustrations in oils and colored pencil. Rocket Writes a Story is best for children aged four and up. Hills is the author of many other children’s books, including Duck, Duck, Goose and Here Comes the Easter Bunny! He currently lives in Brooklyn.