Tuesday, April 10, 2018

"Lucy Tries Hockey" - a bookwrap


"Lucy Tries Hockey" (Lucy Tries Sports)

by Lisa Bowes (Author)
 James Hearne (Illustrator)

Age Range: 4 - 8 years
Grade Level: Preschool - 3
Series: Lucy Tries Sports
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers (September 18, 2018)

Lisa Bowes Mission

Lisa Bowes developed her stories around the HIGH FIVE principles of healthy child development needed for quality programs, including the support of a caring adult, the opportunity to participate, to play, to make friends and to master skills.

Unwrapping some endorsements

"Hockey is a game for everyone. If you love the game you will love this book. Lucy and her friends show us that kids can do anything they put their minds to!" (Hayley Wichenheiser, six-time Olympian 2018-02-28)

"The game of hockey has so much to offer in terms of teaching life skills and building character. Lucy proves that as long as you work at it, your passion and love for the game is what matters." (Mark Giordano, captain of the Calgary Flames 2018-03-16)

Unwrapping some amazing illustrations that are very kid-friendly

About the book

Lucy is out skating on the pond one day with her family and discovers some kids playing hockey.  Excitedly she asks her parents if she could try playing too.  They respond:

"Of course!"
"We support what you do." 

They connect her with a reputable hockey coach and sign her up to learn introductory skills in the sport.  She of course needs to have the proper gear to wear to ensure her safety on the ice. 

She is super excited to join the other hockey hopefuls as they warm-up, speed up, hop lines, touch their knees, fall forward properly, practise tricky stick handling, and shoot the puck into the net,  just to name a few.  It's hard work but everyone that participates loves the challenges set before them. 

Will Lucy's enthusiasm continue as she goes through the many drills and learns the appropriate rules of the game?  Can she be successful at this new sport and find it exhilarating and fun? Will she make new friends that she can play hockey with too after her training is complete? 

This wonderful, inspirational book encourages kids to get involved in sports and to get outside and play.  It is written in rhyme and the illustrations enrich the text greatly.  Kids love team sports and getting them involved can literally change not only their health but build their self-confidence and self-worth too.  This book  SCORES BIG !!!!  

Storywraps Rating - 5 HUGS+++!!!!

Other books in the series

The Lucy Tries Sports Series aims to promote physical literacy and encourage young girls to get involved in sports. 

Introducing the author

Lisa Bowes is a sports journalist and media consultant. While working for CBC, she was nominated for a Gemini Award for Best Writing in an Information Program or Series. She is a Physical Education graduate who is passionate about encouraging children and families to be active. Lisa lives in Calgary, Alberta. 

About the illustrator

Work as a decorative surface designer and children's book illustrator. Decorative design products include greeting cards, gift wrap, bags, boxes, party ware etc. Books include: Lucy Tries Sports series, The Home Team series involves working with the NHL, college football.

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