writers love Rocket

What Writers Are Saying About Rocket

"Much like Rocket, the yellow bird's expert instruction has helped me clarify my approach to storytelling in several fundamental ways, not least being that my work has become significantly cuter since apprenticing myself to her." —Jonathan Lethem, New York Times bestselling author of Motherless Brooklyn

"Rocket has the heart of a poet, and a keen sense of the ways that stories bring people together.  Rocket Writes a Story reaffirms my belief in the power of the written word each and every time I read it--and that happens to be night after happy night." —Pulitzer Prize winning poet Tracy K. Smith

“Rocket rocks! And where was the little yellow bird when I was writing my book? I could have used his inspiration! Tad Hills' Rocket Writes a Story is a must-have for want-to-be writers of all ages." —R.J. Palacio, author of #1 New York Times bestseller Wonder

"We love it!! My son and I read it together yesterday; I have to say, that picture of Rocket defeated by the empty page is so moving...God do I know that feeling!"—Jennifer Egan, Pulitzer Prize winning author of A Visit from the Good Squad

"Whenever I'm suffering a bout of writer's block, I find myself turning to that sage pup Rocket and his literary mentor, the little yellow bird: 'What shall we do with all these splendid words?' Write, of course." —Gillian Flynn, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Gone Girl