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Ralph and the Rocket Ship

With Audio Recording

Illustrated by Henry Cole

Meet Ralph! He loves all things that go, and he especially loves rocket ships. Oh—and he’s Katy Duck’s best dog pal, Get to know him in this Level 1 Ready-to-Read story for beginning readers.

“A rocket ship can take me
up to the stars,”
said Ralph.


“A rocket ship can take me
to the moon!”


“A rocket ship can take me
to planets far, far, away!
Zip–zoom–whoosh!”


All Ralph wants is a rocket ship. So he asks his mom for one. “Too big,” she tells him. Ralph asks his dad. “Too tall,” he tells Ralph. What will Ralph do? With a little bit of imagination, a stack! stack!, a bang! bang!, and a tape, tape, tape, tape!, Ralph soon has his rocket ship. And it’s even big enough to fit his good pal Katy Duck, too!

Alison Sheehy

Alyssa Satin Capucilli is the award-winning creator and author of the Katy Duck series and the bestselling Biscuit series, which has sold over twenty-four million copies. A dancer as well as a writer, she lives with her family in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York.

Photograph © Henry Cole

Henry Cole has written and illustrated more than fifty books for children, including Spot, the CatAnd Tango Makes ThreeOink?; and Little Bo in France. He is also the illustrator of With a Little Help from My Friends by John Lennon and Paul McCartney. A former elementary school teacher, he now writes and paints full time.

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