Mostly Everything Explained About the Game

By: Sports Illustrated Kids

Published: September 20, 2016

Publisher: Time Inc, Books


My cousin’s son and daughter live in Northern Minnesota where hockey is as big a deal as football is in our area. Families devote thousands of dollars to their sons and daughters playing in leagues that travel all across their state and even farther. Between rink fees, the uniform, and all the gear you need, it is quite an expensive sport. Even in our area, a number of families are involved in hockey because we have a semi-pro team that plays in a nearby city.

I have never really understood hockey beyond the purpose of getting the puck into the net. I had no problem cheering along but knowing what the rules are, the reason for the penalty box, or all the fighting baffled me. But, I will say that every hockey game I have been to is exciting….even if it is a little cold to watch!

Sports Illustrated Kids does an impressive job of explaining the game for even the youngest player to understand. Their conversation bubbles are hilarious and will make kids and parents giggle while reading the thoughts of the players on the page. There is even a page dedicated to the ever-popular Zamboni, the machine that smooths the ice.

I feel much more knowledgeable after reading this book. I might be able to call a player offsides and I know what a hat trick is now.  

The number of kids playing hockey is rising each year and this book is here to help parents, kids, grandparents, and fans understand the rules of the game. With fun, action photography and simple explanations of the game, kids and parents will enjoy learning about the game of hockey.

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Thanks to the publisher for sending a copy of this book for the purpose of this review. This review is my honest opinion. I was not compensated in any way for this review. If you choose to purchase this book through the above link, I may receive a small commission without you having to pay a cent more for your purchase. Thanks for supporting 

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  1. Laura Fabiani on November 5, 2016 at 6:18 pm

    Hockey is big here in my city (Montreal) and this book would be well received by Canadians.

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