Monday, October 24, 2016

Nonfiction Monday: My first book of hockey

Ah, now this is a sport that makes sense. Only a few players, a simple goal, you whack each other in the wrong place you get into trouble. What could be simpler?

I'm not a sports fan. Clearly.

However, even I enjoy these simple explanations of popular sports, along with cartoons and jokes. Photographs of two teams, along with a cartoon player, walk the reader through the basics of hockey. The page backgrounds are brilliant colors and the book is divided into periods, instead of chapters.

Although there isn't a source or bibliography, this is so simple that there really isn't much need for one. There is a small ad for Sports Illustrated Kids magazine in the back.

Verdict: It's difficult to find books on sports for the very youngest of kids, and yet both they and their parents are often interested in this subject. This is a great series for little players and highly recommended, although I do hope the series will continue with women's teams at a later date.

ISBN: 978168931771; Published 2016 by Time Inc.; Review copy provided by publisher; Donated to the library

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