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Thursday, April 30, 2015

Crazy about Hockey, written by Loris Lesynski and illustrated by Gerry Rasmussen. Annick Press, 2015. $9.95 ages 6 and up

"Why We Win

we gotta get it
all in sync
the way we move
the way we think
the team's all speed
and skills and more
connected: that's
the way to score!"

I just finished watching the first game in the Calgary-Anaheim hockey series, and it made me wonder if anyone is getting tired of hockey yet. I am guessing that diehard fans still can't get enough of it! When I was working in a school library for grades K through 6, I could not get my hands on enough books about hockey. I would very much have appreciated having this new one by Loris Lesynski on my hockey shelf.

As she has done with soccer and basketball, this funny and adept poet has created yet another book of poetry for young sports fans. Witty and fun to read alone or with some one, every hockey fan will find something to love in its pages.

"What's It's REALLY About

Is it ALL about strength?
Or ALL about speed?
Or all about ALL of the skills
that you need?
Is it ALL about aim
(and a bit about luck)?
What MAKES hockey hockey?

If you have a hockey fan in your family, or in your classroom, you can't go wrong with this book.
Fun, accessible verses, and terrific accompanying art will make this an often borrowed and read book for young fans.                                                                                   

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for mentioning these! I just put all three sports poetry books on my order list. I am incredibly picky about poetry, but these look really good. Annick does a lot of interesting books, but I don't see them mentioned much.