Dino-Hockeyby Lisa Wheeler
In a hockey match unrivaled in prehistory, the Meat-Eaters take on the Veggiesaurs. Fans go wild in the stands as T.Rex and Triceratops face off, and the game is off to a rip-roaring start. An assist from Raptor gains the first goal for the Meat-Eaters - but the naughty Pterodactyl twins, playing wingers, earn their team a penalty. The Veggies are quick to take advantage and Diplo scores. A tie game! Join the fans and find out what happens. You'll have a front row seat, so keep an eye on Raptor. Hockey gets him pretty riled up and that's quite a set of teeth he's baring
In this fast-paced and wild hockey championship, the carnivores in red jerseys (Meat-Eaters) take on the herbivores in green (Veggiesaurs). Clever rhyming couplets keep the game lively and slip in facts about dinosaurs ("Socks and jerseys keep them warm-/cold-blooded beasts in uniform") and the sport of hockey ("Safety pads protect their bones./Some have helmets of their own"). The players' names are highlighted in the appropriate team color throughout the text, enabling everyone to keep track while learning which species eat meat and which eat plants. The digitally rendered illustrations, featuring sculpted, wide-eyed creatures, lack polish but do bring out the chaotic spirit of the match. They also accentuate funny details, including a frenzied pileup of fans doing the wave. Just like in a real hockey game (or real dinosaur gathering), aggression takes over at times. However, the dodo bird makes an excellent referee and breaks things up right away: "Stego fumes inside the booth,/as Raptor searches for his tooth." The start of soccer season on the final page hints heavily at a sequel. An amusing pairing of a sporting event and prehistoric beasts.
Julie RoachCopyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
- Lerner Publishing Group
- Publication date:
- Carolrhoda Picture Books
- Sold by:
- Barnes & Noble
- NOOK Book
- Sales rank:
- AD370L (what's this?)
- File size:
- 11 MB
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- Age Range:
- 4 - 8 Years
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I bought this for my great-nephew's 1st birthday, and all the hockey fans went crazy!! Everyone wanted to read it to him, but alas he wanted to practice walking. Big sister will do the honors when he's ready to sit down!!!!!!!
If your child is like my soon to be 4 year old daughter and loves both dinosaurs and hockey this book is for you. This is her favorite book and she asks me to read it over and over again. We cannot wait until Dino Soccer comes out. The book is very entertaining and the pictures are great. I would definitely recommend it for my friends kids.
Well written, humorous, and exciting. A favorite in our household of young hockey fans, ages 2-8.