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Z is for Zamboni: A Hockey Alphabet [Paperback]

Matt Napier , Melanie Rose
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Dec 19 2003 Sleeping Bear Press Sports

Now in trade paperback, Z is for Zamboni will delight hockey fans young and old across North America! Highlighting rules, players, coaches, teams, and the history of the game, this hockey alphabet is both fun and educational.


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From School Library Journal

Kindergarten-Grade 4-From "A is for Arena./The game is played in here,/a building where the fans all gather/to clap and boo and cheer" to "-Zamboni for Z-/a machine that cleans the ice,/ensuring for tomorrow's game/a surface smooth and nice," this volume introduces various aspects of the sport and some highlights from its history. For example, "U is for Team USA-/Who, to everyone's surprise,/at Lake Placid won Olympic Gold/before a nation filled with pride." The use of Canadian spelling, according to the author, is a tribute to the origins of the game. Bold acrylic paintings depict professional players, as well as youngsters at play. Buy where demand warrants.
L. R. Little, Penticton Public Library, British Columbia, Canada
Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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2.0 out of 5 stars This book rhymes? Feb. 8 2009
By Gin
Format:Board book
I bought this book... and after reading the description here, I must have gotten the only copy which doesn't rhyme.
"A is for Arena the game is played in here." That's it.
"Z is for Zamboni, a machine that cleans the ice." that's it.
"Equipment is the word we shall choose for E". That's it.
No rhymes. Pretty bland, probably best for an older kid.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Nice title, but... March 29 2014
Format:Board book|Verified Purchase
I loved the idea. Wanted my son to have a fun book about hockey etc. Quite a bore to read! Would not recommend.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good quality book, teaches ABC's Feb. 27 2014
Format:Board book|Verified Purchase
Good size and quality board book for rough and tough small hands. The book is a letter per page (ex: A is for Arena, B is for Bobby etc.) it isn't a story about Zamboni's which is what I was expecting but none the less my hockey obsessed toddler enjoys the book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Bought this book for a baby shower. July 16 2013
By Laura
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
How can you get more canadian than this?
It was a favorite book to read for my kids and is fun for the Dad's also.
Would recommend this book to others.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointed May 11 2013
By Noelle
Format:Board book|Verified Purchase
I was anxiously awaiting the arrival of this book only to be disappointed by the awkward language and lack of rhymes. The illustrations are interesting, but that's pretty much all this book has going for it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Little and Big Hockey Fans will love this book! Jan. 20 2013
Format:Board book|Verified Purchase
This is a such a sweet book. Gives great detail of the game through the alphabet. I purchased this book because my son loves zamboni's but once we read the book together he got excited to see all the different aspects of the game.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Z for Zamboni receives and A+ from us! Jan. 1 2003
Format:Hardcover
My 4 year old "hockey-nut" son absolutely adores this book. It makes bedtime easier because he knows we get to read this book. As a first grade teacher, I applaude the way that the authors have also made this a "teaching" book. My son is now recognizing the alphabet as we read the book. I plan on buying several more and giving it as a gift! A++++++
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5.0 out of 5 stars Hockey Book is Full of Hockey Dec 2 2002
Format:Hardcover
I was absolutely first-line, rookie-of-the-year impressed by "Z is for Zamboni." I don't think there could have been much more crease-crashing, glove-wearing, hockey-spelling hockey in this book. Everyone I've shown it to has been impressed both by the amount of hockey in the book, and also by the fact that all 26 some-odd letters have a rhyme specifically written for them, relating to the "old stick and puck." I would recommend this book to anyone interested in hockey, or the alphabet.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent board book
This is a great simple A-Z board book which is a must have for tiny hockey fans. The illustrations are great, and as others have said, the history and information is gives are... Read more
Published on Feb. 23 2011 by K. Parker
4.0 out of 5 stars Great boardbook version
Although this text does not have the full text version, being a board book allows it to be shared over and over again with little ones who love hockey! Great book.
Published on April 13 2009 by Loves to Read
5.0 out of 5 stars Who wouldn't love a book with a zamboni on the cover?
Here's a sweet idea and a wonderful book for teachers to use in their classrooms. I recommend it to my teachers (who are Canadian teachers working in London, England) and it's a... Read more
Published on Oct. 3 2008 by Victoria Westcott
5.0 out of 5 stars A Hard-Hitting Winner!
This book hit me hard. It is an absolute joy to read. I originally bought it as an afterthought to add to a display of Canadian themed books for my students to read in their spare... Read more
Published on Aug. 19 2005 by Mandi MacLennan
5.0 out of 5 stars Not just a children's book
This is a must for any hockey fan with children. Not only is it a traditional ABC's book, it also teaches about the history of hockey and helps people of all ages get a better... Read more
Published on July 8 2003
4.0 out of 5 stars Grade Four Highview Public School
Yesterday we read the book called Z is for Zamboni in our grade four class. It was a good book. We enjoyed reading the book and learning more information about hockey. Read more
Published on Jan. 16 2003 by kim mako
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