Hat Tricks Count: A Hockey Number Book

Hat Tricks Count: A Hockey Number Book

by Matt Napier
     
 

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1 big rolling machine makes the ice shiny clean.

With skill and luck 2 goalies aim to stop the puck.

Score 3 goals - it's a hat trick - must be your lucky stick.

Stanley Cup rings - there are 4. I bet they want to win some more.

A space to score a goal between the pads - the 5 hole.

Three penalties caused by sticks - two minutes each adds up to

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1 big rolling machine makes the ice shiny clean.

With skill and luck 2 goalies aim to stop the puck.

Score 3 goals - it's a hat trick - must be your lucky stick.

Stanley Cup rings - there are 4. I bet they want to win some more.

A space to score a goal between the pads - the 5 hole.

Three penalties caused by sticks - two minutes each adds up to 6.

7 medals made of gold. 7 medals Canada holds.

Ticket stubs one to 8 - give them at the ticket gate.

Gordie Howe wore the number 9. He shot pucks across the goal line.

Count the players one to 10. Start at one and count again.

11 cups engraved with names - find them all at the hall of fame.

12 players skate together playing hockey in cold weather.

13 pucks upon the ice - so many goals would be nice!

14 jerseys in a row - count to ten - four more to go.

There are 15 pieces. Find each one. Count equipment. Have some fun.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Meagan Albright
Fans of hockey, young and old, will enjoy this nicely written and illustrated book about the sport. The two-tiered writing, one level written in poetry form and geared towards a younger audience, the other full of interesting information about hockey, is an effective method of stretching the usefulness of the book. Children ages four through six will appreciate the soft and beautiful illustrations, while the older crowd will benefit from the longer and more complex expository text. One quibble with this book is the counting sequence going from one to twelve before jumping to fifteen, then twenty, twenty-five, thirty, forty, fifty, sixty, seventy, eighty, ninety, and one hundred. It would be preferable for the book to count in either increments of ones or tens, rather than in ones, then fives, then tens. This would make it easier for children to anticipate and understand the concepts in the book. Another slight flaw is the illustrations for a few of the numbers. For example, the picture for number eleven features eleven Stanley Cups, but the way they are lined up makes it difficult to count the trophies. Also some numbers, such as number twenty, feature a repeating picture. In the picture, five girls are grouped together, and the picture is repeated four times to total twenty. It doesn't seem that it would be much more difficult to simply draw twenty different girls. These small points detract only slightly from the book, which serves as an excellent counting and learning book for sports fans.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781627532778
Publisher:
Sleeping Bear Press
Publication date:
08/15/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
40
File size:
3 MB
Age Range:
6 - 9 Years

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