cover image Hockey Opposites

Hockey Opposites

Per-Henrik Gürth, Kids Can, $15.95 (24p) ISBN 978-1-55453-241-4

A companion of sorts to 2009's Snowy Sports, this basic but lively book uses a hockey game to loosely demonstrate opposites such as out and in, big and small, win and lose. As the players (mostly forest animals) compete, readers can compare the opposing images. When the home team scores, their fans are all "smiles," but for the other team, it's nothing but "frowns." Readers should enjoy the sense of motion evoked on each spread, as well as the use of bold, solid colors. Ages 2–6. (Aug.)