Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Nonfiction Picture Book Wednesday-My First Book of Hockey: A Rookie Book and Giveaway!

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Published by Sports Illustrated Kids
September 2016
Ages 3-8
48 Pages

Goodreads Summary
The puck drops, skates flash, and sticks fly-a hockey game is underway! With a fun mix of Sports Illustrated action photography, simple text, a full glossary of terms, and cool graphics, My First Book of Hockey introduces readers to the basics. Kids (and maybe a few adults, too!) will learn how power plays work, how the three-period game flows, what a hat trick is, what's up with the referee's crease, and more.

An illustrated "rookie" character appears on every page, guiding the reader moment by moment, and helping to make My First Book of Hockey an ideal shared reading experience between parents and their young rookies before, during, and after the game.

My Thoughts
I have to admit, I don't watch a lot of hockey. However, I have been to my local hockey team games and wondered about several things. What is "icing"? What makes a "power play"? And what the heck is "off sides"? 
Well Sports Illustrated Kids has answered these questions and more in their latest addition to the Rookie Book series, My First Book of Hockey. I have written about this series before here. It is a wonderful series that teaches youngest fans about their favorite sports. Previously, they have published My First Book of Baseball and My First Book of Football
This book explains the basic elements of the game in simplistic terms with accompanying actual photographs of NHL players. The solid, bold colored backgrounds behind the photos and white text will allow little ones to focus on the information presented. 
Thick, sturdy pages will stand up to the most enthusiastic readers. 

This book is great for any young sports fan! With the holidays coming up, the series would make a wonderful gift. 

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  1. This would be a good book for me, too, Gigi. I know so little about hockey. Thanks!

  2. I'm so glad you wrote about this series earlier this summer. I have all three of the books now!