Review: My First Book of Hockey
If you know a young reader who’s a sports enthusiast, you must pick up MY FIRST BOOK OF HOCKEY, a title from Sports Illustrated Kids and Time Inc, Books. Youth hockey is becoming more popular, even here in the south – these days over half a million kids play organized hockey in the US. Vance has been a fan of hockey for as long as I can remember so I wish this book had been out when he was young – as much for me as for him.
MY FIRST BOOK OF HOCKEY teaches the basics of ice hockey, using photographs from real NHL players. The photos are large, vibrant and visually appealing. A small cartoon hockey player adds some humor that kids will love to most pages. This book is aimed at the 3 to 8 year old set – those in the younger range will enjoy sharing the book with an adult while the older kids can easily read it themselves. I love that the book includes basic rules and terms of hockey as well as some of the hand signals the refs use. If you know any sports loving early readers, be sure to check this book out!
I will link this up to Booking Mama’s Saturday feature, Kid Konnection. If you’d like to participate in Kid Konnection and share a post about anything related to children’s books (picture, middle grade, or young adult) from the past week, leave a comment as well as a link on her site.