Sunday, September 19, 2010

Hockey Opposites by Per-Henrick Gurth

I'm still not a fan of this series. I think the juxtaposition of everyday opposites (in/out, smiles/frowns) is confusing when paired with sports terms (defender/winger, home team/away team) and the blocky pictures don't make it clear what the sports terms mean. This, however, may well be because I simply don't understand how hockey works, other than that the main goal is to get the little black thing in the net. This one would probably be snatched up in an area where hockey is popular and by parents who are fans themselves and want to share their enthusiasm with their toddler.

Does anybody else use this series in storytime or with toddlers? How do they react to the concepts included?

Verdict: Optional, depending on your library area could be advisable.

ISBN: 978-1554532414; Published August 2010 by Kids Can Press; Review copy provided by the publisher through Raab Associates

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