Z is for Zamboni: A Hockey Alphabet

Z is for Zamboni: A Hockey Alphabet

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by Matt Napier, Melanie Rose
     
 

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In the mold of our very popular series of state alphabet books, we offer "Z is for Zamboni" to hockey fans young and old across North America. Matt Napier's "breakaway" rhymes and "hard-checking" expository text team up with the "top-shelf" illustrations of Melanie Rose to elucidate this increasingly popular game for every beginning hockey aficionado. Highlighting

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In the mold of our very popular series of state alphabet books, we offer "Z is for Zamboni" to hockey fans young and old across North America. Matt Napier's "breakaway" rhymes and "hard-checking" expository text team up with the "top-shelf" illustrations of Melanie Rose to elucidate this increasingly popular game for every beginning hockey aficionado. Highlighting rules, players, coaches, teams, and the history of the game, it is both fun and educational.

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Publishers Weekly
Famous players, positions, game rules and more make up Matt Napier's Z Is for Zamboni: A Hockey Alphabet, illus. by Melanie Rose. Written in verse, the book begins with the arena where it all happens ("A is for Arena./ The game is played in here,/ A building where the fans all gather/ to clap and boo and cheer"), closes with the Zamboni that cleans the ice for the next face-off, and includes the roles of players and some of the stars ("B is for two Bobbys,/ with last names of Hull and Orr"). Up-close paintings of intent players and landscape views of the rink vary the pacing.
School Library Journal
K-Gr 4-From "A is for Arena./The game is played in here,/a building where the fans all gather/to clap and boo and cheer" to "-Zamboni for Z-/a machine that cleans the ice,/ensuring for tomorrow's game/a surface smooth and nice," this volume introduces various aspects of the sport and some highlights from its history. For example, "U is for Team USA-/Who, to everyone's surprise,/at Lake Placid won Olympic Gold/before a nation filled with pride." The use of Canadian spelling, according to the author, is a tribute to the origins of the game. Bold acrylic paintings depict professional players, as well as youngsters at play. Buy where demand warrants.-L. R. Little, Penticton Public Library, British Columbia, Canada Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781585362387
Publisher:
Sleeping Bear Press
Publication date:
12/28/2003
Series:
Sports Alphabet
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
40
Sales rank:
139,190
Product dimensions:
9.80(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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Z is for Zamboni 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
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I bought this for my 2nd grader. He loves the Zamboni. I love how this series takes each letter of the alphabet to give you 'fun facts' about a particular subject. This series is all about hockey & my husband was also thrilled to see some of his favorite players in here.
Guest More than 1 year ago
With its verses for younger children and more in depth information for older children (and parents), it is a wonderful book for all ages. The illustrations are also beautifully done.
Guest More than 1 year ago
One of the Amerks AHL players read this book to my son at the local library. We all loved it. We are a big hockey family, so I had to buy it right away. I also bought it for all the new little ones in our family.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I found this book when I was on vacation in Canada and had to have it. My 2 year old loves it and we read it almost daily. It's great for kids with the simple rhymes and there's stuff for the grown-ups too with the info in the side bars. The illustrations are great. The illustrator also did the pictures in M is for Maple: A Canadian Alphabet. It was great too. Sleeping Bear Press is putting out a whole series of number and letter books for states and I can't wait to own them all. Enjoy!