Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Where Is the Rocket?

In Harriet Ziefert’s new, gorgeously illustrated book, Where Is the Rocket?, a little girl falls asleep and dreams about the rocket hanging from her mobile. She and her rocket go on some rather interesting adventures, involving outer space, an alligator, a bird-filled tree, and even a whale. Though their escapades are fun, my favorite part of this book is its use of positional words. Near, far, through, top, bottom, and behind are just some of these words mentioned and illustrated in this soon-to-be-favorite book. If that wasn’t enough to sell you, the last page of the book poses questions for the reader, allowing you to practice using your newfound knowledge: “What’s in front of you? What’s behind you? What’s to your right? What’s to your left?” In learning positional words, this is perfect to use as an introduction or a refresher.

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