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Crazy About Hockey

Crazy About Hockey

By Loris Lesynski
Illustrated by Gerry Rasmussen
Interest Age: 8–10
Grade: 3–5
Reading Level: Common Core Correlations
CCSS.ELA-Literacy Strand-Reading literature: SL.3.1,1a,1b,1c,2,3,4,5,6

Hardcover : 9781554517121, 32 pages, March 2015 , 9.25" x 7.5"
Paperback : 9781554517114, 32 pages, March 2015 , 9.25" x 7.5"


We get in position, about to start,
over the thumps of every heart—
the ones on the rink,
and the ones that came
to watch a thrilling
hockey game.

Third in Loris Lesynski’s popular Crazy About series, is this new collection all about hockey. In more than 40 bouncy poems, Lesynski’s signature humor and style shine through as she captures the joys, thrills, and challenges of one of the most popular sports in North America.

As with their previous collaborations, Crazy About Soccer! and Crazy About Basketball!, Lesysnki and Rasmussen combine wonderfully ridiculous artwork and catchy, rhythmic poems to highlight both the silly and serious side of the sport, with emphasis on training, tactics, and teamwork, but most of all, on having fun.

Crazy About Hockey! is sure to appeal to enthusiastic players—and fans—of the sport everywhere. What’s more, a new generation of hockey lovers will come to enjoy poetry.


“Illustrations are entertaining and the content witty.”

- Diane’s Book Blog, 01/26/15

“Fun, accessible verses, and terrific accompanying art will make this an often borrowed and read book for young fans.”

- Sal’s Fiction Addiction, 04/30/15

“A well-recommended purchase for school and public library collections and for any youngster interested in hockey.”

- CM Reviews, 09/11/15