Random House Books for Young Readers Rocket and the Perfect Pumpkin
Random House Books for Young Readers Rocket and the Perfect Pumpkin

Rocket and the Perfect Pumpkin

By Tad Hills


Publication Date: July 14, 2020

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Ages 4 to 6, Grades P to 1

Kids are learning to read with Rocket! Rocket, the star of Tad Hills’s New York Times bestselling picture books, returns in a new Level 1 Step into Reading story, this time about the joy of being kind.

It’s a beautiful day at the pumpkin patch! There, Rocket and Bella find the perfect pumpkin. But as the friends try to take the pumpkin home, it rolls downhill and lands in front of Mr. Barker’s doghouse. Can Rocket and Bella get their pumpkin back? With its simple words, lots of repetition, and bright, colorful illustrations, young readers will love this Step 1 Step into Reading leveled reader about being generous, which they can read all by themselves!

Step 1 Readers feature big type and easy words. Rhymes and rhythmic text paired with picture clues help children decode the story. Perfect for early readers of Rocket the Brave and Drop it, Rocket! and children who know the alphabet and are eager to begin reading.

Want more easy-to-read fun with Rocket? Don’t miss Rocket’s Very Fine Day!


Summer 2020

How Rocket Learned to Read (Board, 07/14/2020)

Rocket and the Perfect Pumpkin (Step into Reading, 07/14/2020)

Fall 2020

Rocket’s First Christmas (Board)

Rocket Loves Hide and Seek! (Step into Reading, 11/10/2020)

Spring 2021

Rocket non holiday title to come (Board)

Summer 2021

Rocket’s First Halloween (Board)

Untitled Rocket Halloween (Step into Reading)

Rocket Activity Book

Fall 2021

Rocket non holiday title to come (Board)

Rocket Has a Sleepover (Step into Reading)

About the Author

Tad Hills is the #1 New York Times bestselling author and illustrator of the Rocket and Duck & Goose series, including the New York Times bestselling picture books How Rocket Learned to Read; Rocket Writes a Story; R Is for Rocket; Duck & Goose; Duck, Duck, Goose; Duck & Goose Go to the Beach; and Duck & Goose, Honk! Quack! Boo! He also created various board books in these series, including Rocket’s Mighty Words; Duck & Goose Find a Pumpkin; the ALA-ALSC Notable Children’s Book What’s Up, Duck?: A Book of Opposites; Duck & Goose: Here Comes the Easter Bunny!; and several Step Into Reading titles, including Drop It, Rocket! and Rocket’s 100th Day of School.

The Boston Globe declared Hills’s work “charming, funny, simple, and surprising” and dubbed him “a master of the light comic touch.”

Tad lives in Brooklyn, New York, with his wife, two children, and his real-life dog, Rocket, who has not yet learned to read.

Visit Tad online at tadhills.com, and follow him on Twitter at @tadhills.

Author Residence: Brooklyn, NY

Author Hometown: Boston, MA

Format: Trade Paperback

Length: 32 pages

Publisher: Schwartz & Wade

Publication Date: July 14, 2020

ISBN: 9780593177853

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