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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 24 pages
  • Publisher: Kids Can Press (Aug. 1 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1554532418
  • ISBN-13: 978-1554532414
  • Product Dimensions: 22.2 x 0.6 x 22.2 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 249 g
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #39,071 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Per-Henrik Gürth’s Hockey Opposites is a delightfully cute and playful treatment of hockey for early readers. The book tells the story of a match between two teams made up of typical Gürthian critters such as bears, moose, raccoons, goats, and crocodiles. (The ref is a skunk.) Each spread demonstrates a set of opposites with an illustration of a moment from the game. For big versus small, for example, a huge bison faces off against a beaver.

Many of the opposites are simple and universal (e.g., up vs. down), though there are a few, such as on vs. off (the ice, that is), that have a special meaning in hockey and may require some explanation. Only one – defender vs. winger – is truly technical.

Gürth’s images, the style of which should be familiar to readers of other Gürth-illustrated books such as Canada 123 and Snowy Sports, are simple yet filled with detail and movement. Most importantly, the animal players exude lots of character. Kids will delight in this beastly hockey match while learning a thing or two about opposites

About the Author

Per-Henrik Gürth is a graphic designer and illustrator of more than a dozen children's books, including the bestselling titles Canada 123 and ABC of Canada. He lives in Kingston, Ontario.

Per-Henrik Gürth is a graphic designer and illustrator of more than a dozen children's books, including the bestselling titles Canada 123 and ABC of Canada. He lives in Kingston, Ontario.


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Amazon.com: HASH(0xa5e166a8) out of 5 stars 3 reviews
HASH(0xa5477780) out of 5 stars A NEW idea for an opposites book--great to see! Sept. 29 2010
By Lisa Barker - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Highly recommended for hockey lovin' little ones and any parent who is bored with the `usual' opposites books. Bold illustrations and novel opposites like `defender and winger' and `miss and goal' will interest and engage your little one. Great fun. - Biblio Reads Children's Book Review
HASH(0xa54da4a4) out of 5 stars He shoots, he scores! Dec 9 2013
By Michelle - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Great book of opposites for those learning to read. Bright colors, fun graphics, and animals playing hockey. What more could you want to introduce your little one to a great sport? :)
HASH(0xa78ac228) out of 5 stars My 2 1/2 year old grandson was taken with it ... July 3 2015
By Leanne Harrison - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
My 2 1/2 year old grandson was taken with it. He loves hockey. Some of the opposites chosen are a bit difficult to understand from pictures.

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