Praise for Over at the Rink:
"Kids don't have to be hockey fans to enjoy the bouncing rhythm of this counting book . . . [Over at the Rink] will have little Crosby wannabes chanting along as the book is read aloud. Scot Ritchie's boldly hued, cartoonish illustrations are a perfect match for this primer on numbers, hockey, and playing fair." —Quill & Quire
"Young hockey enthusiasts will enjoy this counting book set to the rhythm of Over in the Meadow." —The Winnipeg Free Press
"Do you like skating or playing hockey? If so, you might like Over at the Rink . . . Count referees, goalies and defence players as you tap along to the beat." —Chirp Magazine
"The rhythm of the text is natural and bouncy, the lines easy to read and the words demanding to be read aloud . . . playful and engaging, rich in warmth and colour and energy . . . It is endearing to the story that the focus of the players and everyone else is on fun and sportsmanship." —Resource Links
"Over at the Rink is a concept book that uses a game of hockey being played by two teams of children on an outdoor rink as its vehicle to reinforce young children's skill at counting from one to ten." —CM Magazine
About the Author
Stella Partheniou Grasso
remembers going to Niagara Falls Flyer games with her parents and sister, and later to Niagara Falls Thunder games with her friends. As a child she had an AMAZING hockey card collection that her mother threw away during a regrettable spring cleaning session. Stella and her family live in Ajax, Ontario.
Scot Ritchie is an award-winning illustrator and author who claims that he has been drawing since the dawn of time. Scot has worked with the National Film Board of Canada and has had his illustrations exhibited at the National Gallery of Canada. He has illustrated over 50 books, some of which he also wrote. When he's not traveling, Scot lives in Vancouver, British Columbia. His website is www.scotritchie.com.