Next up in the fan-favorite Rookie Book series, Sports Illustrated Kids explains the coolest game in the world to its youngest fans.
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.
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My First Book of Hockey: A Rookie Book (A Sports Illustrated Kids Book) based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
This series is great, and this hockey book is no exception. The editors of Sports Illutsrated for Kids have done an excellent job of breaking down the rules of the game into an easy to understand yet very informative way. The book walks through the basics of the game - number of teams, number of players and positions, number of periods and minutes in the game, etc. And it also gets into the details of the rules and specific penalties. I learned a couple of things while reading this book. During the book the two teams kind of play out a game, so there is some element of competition and cheering the two teams on, but it's all with the intent of illustrating the rules of the game more than entertaining the reader. My favorite part of these books are the speech bubbles with funny little commentary from the players and a young boy who's tagging along throughout the book. He makes small statements about his confusion with the terminology and other humorous things. It makes the book a little lighter, and it brings up some questions that kids may have when learning these rules of the game. This book is perfect for kids ages 5-10 who want to learn more about hockey. I will be buying this book for my son for Christmas. He's obsessed with hockey right now, but he knows almost nothing about the rules. http://www.momsradius.com/2016/10/kid-lit-my-first-book-of-hockey.html
The Editors of Sports Illustrated for Kids created a fun introduction to hockey for young fans in MY FIRST BOOK OF HOCKEY: A ROOKIE BOOK. This book does a great job explaining hockey to a child. It contains everything from positions to the more common penalties. Heck I know a few travel hockey parents that could use this book. I love that the images are of current NHL hockey players. The little bubble comments drawn over the players are amusing. My son is thirteen, so he is a little old for this book. He reads adult hockey biographies. However, all of his little cousins decided they want to follow in his footsteps and play hockey. We will be getting them copies of this book as a gift from my son. He thought the book was perfect for those learning the sport. I could see this being a fantastic bed time book. MY FIRST BOOK OF HOCKEY: A ROOKIE BOOK is nicely designed with great photos; it has pertinent hockey information, and it has funny annotations that will make kids smile. Complimentary copy provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.