In Puckster Plays the Hockey Mascots, Puckster and his pals realize the dream of being on the ice with their hockey heroes - the Toronto Maple Leafs mascot Carlton the bear and the Montreal Canadiens mascot Youppi. These legendary NHL mascots inspired Puckster to play hockey and cheer for Hockey Canada and now here he was playing in a real game with these hockey greats. BuIn Puckster Plays the Hockey Mascots, Puckster and his pals realize the dream of being on the ice with their hockey heroes - the Toronto Maple Leafs mascot Carlton the bear and the Montreal Canadiens mascot Youppi. These legendary NHL mascots inspired Puckster to play hockey and cheer for Hockey Canada and now here he was playing in a real game with these hockey greats. But when his drive to win and desire to impress others gets in the way, Puckster realizes that he has let his team down and forgotten the true spirit of teamwork. Puckster Plays the Mascots is yet another exciting hockey adventure for young fans. With the exciting addition of two legendary characters and the important message of teamwork, this classic tale offers all fans of the game a lesson in friendship....
|Title||:||Puckster Plays the Hockey Mascots|
|Number of Pages||:||24 Pages|
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Puckster Plays the Hockey Mascots Reviews
In accordance to FTC guidelines, I must state that I received a free e-galley of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.Hockey? Umm, yes please!Not only is this book about my favorite sport, but it teaches kids one of the most important lessons of all - teamwork is always the best.I loved the illustrations and the plot. At first, I liked Puckster, but then he got way too excited and ended up being a puck hog. Eventually, Puckster learns that he needs to be a member of a team. I think it'll teach all kids, even those who don't like hockey that it's always better to work with your teammates than to try to be a showoff.
I don't know how much business I have reviewing childrens' books, not having any children in my life to read said books to, but the hockey offseason makes one do strange things, up to and including requesting picture books about the sport from Netgalley.Regardless of my knowledge of actual, real children, however, I thought this book was super cute and had a great message. Puckster, a hockey-playing polar bear (?) is playing a game against famous hockey mascots, and his desire to impress everyone leads to some pretty crappy teamwork on his part, which he doesn't understand until it's almost too late.As an aside, even though the characters are all animals and dinosaurs and, well, whatever Youppi is, there's great representation on the teams - there's at least one girl playing (I can tell because she's pink and has eyelashes), and there's even one player who is disabled and plays on a sled. This story will most resonate with kids who play or are fans of hockey (particularly given the guest appearances by actual NHL mascots), but would be good for any kid involved in team sports. The value of playing well with others is one that can always stand to be reinforced, and this book does it in an easy to understand way - you understand Puckster's excitement and desire to score a bunch of goals himself, but as a team player, you need to also understand things like sharing and doing what's best for the team.
This is the latest in a series of hockey books aimed at young children. Here, the story emphasizes teamwork over individual star play: Puckster gives up the possibility of a hat trick in favour of assisting a teammate's goal. The hockey team is also made up of players from a variety of backgrounds; the names on the hockey shirts suggest a number of ethnicities, there is also a female player, a player on a sitting board, and so on. The drawings are very nice; the story is simple and makes a clear point, suitable for young children.
I will read ANYTHING hockey. Sometimes that gets me trouble. But this one turned out to be pretty cute. Puckster plays on a hockey team and this team is playing the mascots from the NHL teams. That was a pretty cool idea. However, the story got a little heavy-handed in the kids department when Puckster starts showing off and hogging the puck. In the end, of course, he learns the importance of teamwork. Aw.
The title says it all: Puckster and his gang of anthropomorphic hockey-playing animals face off against famous hockey team mascots, and in the process, learn an important lesson about teamwork. It's a cute book, something young hockey fans would probably enjoy.