Rocket Shoes by Sharon Skinner and Ward Jenkins

Sometimes breaking the rules is the right thing to do.

The Picture Book of the Week is Rocket Shoes, written by Sharon Skinner and illustrated by Ward Jenkins.

About the Book:

Rocket Shoes is a fun rhyming book about a boy named Jose Felix who dreams of owning rocket shoes. Rocket shoes are exactly what they sound like — shoes that help the owner zoom around the sky. Jose’s parents won’t buy the shoes for him, but he finds a way. When he finally gets his pair, he and the other kids in the neighborhood take full advantage of their new pastime, but not everyone is happy. Soon rocket shoes are banned and Jose is faced with a tough decision.

Writing Exercise:

Write about a time when you had to break the rules in order to help someone else.

Happy Writing!

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