My First Dino-Hockey
From the Series Dino Board Books
Dino-skates. / Stick and puck. / Dino-helmet. / Lick for luck.
Introduce young readers to the thrill of hockey with Lisa Wheeler’s simple rhyming text and Barry Gott’s high-energy illustrations. Little fans will cheer as two dinosaur hockey teams square off in this fast-paced board book.
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Carolrhoda Books ®|
|Number of Pages||12|
Children's Literature Comprehensive Database (CLCD)
“Part of a series of board books that introduces young children to various sports, this title focuses on hockey. Like the other titles in the series, this action-filled and engaging book features dinosaur athletes. The dinosaurs on both teams look hungry for a win, as appropriate for the fast and competitive nature of the sport. The adult reader will appreciate the brief text, which works well given the attention span of the intended audience. While the words are few, they offer opportunities to build language and vocabulary. The author includes words like puck, helmet, goalie, and nimble in the text. Alliteration is utilized throughout to support sound awareness growth. Fans of hockey may recognize favorite teams among the color of the jerseys. Reading this book to a young child is a wonderful way to build background knowledge, subject-specific vocabulary, sound awareness, and concepts of print. There is much of value in these short texts. Reviewer Rating: 5” –Children’s Literature
“A great fit for dino fans and future sports fans.”—Kirkus Reviews
Author: Lisa Wheeler
Lisa Wheeler is the award-winning author of the Dino-Sports and Dino-Holidays books. When she isn't running around the country visiting schools, standing at podiums, and eating airport snacks, she resides in Michigan.
Illustrator: Barry Gott
Barry Gott lives in Ohio and has illustrated many children's books, including all of the Dino-Sports and Dino-Holidays books and What DO Teachers Do (After YOU Leave School)?
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