Rocket, the star of Tad Hills's New York Times-bestselling picture books, returns in a brand-new, original board book to celebrate Christmas with his friends!
It's Christmas Eve, and Rocket is excited! He has made a book for Santa called Rocket Waits Up for Santa, and he's looking forward to giving it to him. Rocket's friends, Bella and Owl, have gifts for Santa too. They put all of their presents under a pine tree and wait and wait under the stars.
Soon the friends get very sleepy. They decide that it's okay to take a quick nap, so they all fall asleep. The next morning they see that their gifts are gone, but in their place is a notebook and pencils for Rocket, a wooly hat for Owl, and a red velvet bag for Bella. On the first page of Rocket's notebook there is a note from Santa, telling Rocket how much he loves the book that Rocket made for him. Merry Christmas, Rocket!
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 NotableChildren’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.