Goodnight, Hockey Fans by Andrew LarsenGoodnight, Hockey Fans by Andrew Larsen

Goodnight, Hockey Fans

byAndrew LarsenIllustratorJacqui Lee

Picture Books | October 3, 2017

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A young boy doesn't want to go to bed. The hockey game is on! ?What if I can't fall asleep?? the boy says. ?Don't worry,? says his dad. ?You will.? After his parents have tucked him in and turned out the light, he shines a flashlight on his prized hockey possessions around his room: the posters of his favorite players, the pennant for his favorite team, the puck. Then he decides to listen to the game on his bedside radio, which he places under his pillow. With the familiar drone of the announcer's voice for company, the boy drifts off to sleep. He dreams he has joined his favorite team on the ice --- where he scores the winning goal! And the boy smiles as the announcer exclaims, ?What a play! What a goal! What a game!?

Award-winning author Andrew Larsen's simple yet evocative story sets just the right tone for the youngest children, who can relate to the boy's disappointment about missing the exciting nighttime game and his fears that he won't be able to fall asleep. Jacqui Lee's illustrations in soothing greens and blues are done in a wonderful blend of nostalgic and contemporary styles that suit the story's timelessness. This book provides all of the appeal of the perfect bedtime story: the reassurance of caring parents tucking the boy in and then coming back later to check on him, the bedtime routine, the atmospheric winter night outside while it's cozy and snug inside, and the promise of dreams come true.
Andrew Larsen is the acclaimed author of such books as Goodnight, Hockey Fans, A Squiggly Story, The Not-So-Faraway Adventure, In the Tree House and The Imaginary Garden. He lives in Toronto, Ontario.Jacqui Lee is a graphic designer and the illustrator of I Am Josephine (And I Am a Living Thing), Taffy Time and the Murilla Gorilla seri...
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Title:Goodnight, Hockey FansFormat:Picture BooksDimensions:32 pages, 10 × 8.5 × 0.5 inPublished:October 3, 2017Publisher:Kids Can PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1771381051

ISBN - 13:9781771381055

Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Bedtime Story Goodnight, Hockey Fans by Andrew Larsen, illustrated by Jacqui Lee, and published by Kids Can Press is the perfect bedtime story for your young hockey stars. We had the privilege of seeing Andrew Larsen at Telling Tales Festival in the fall and got a first glimpse of this sweet little story. It was so interesting to hear the inspiration behind the story of the late nights listening to Hockey Night in Canada on the radio until gently drifting off to sleep.
Date published: 2017-12-31
Rated 3 out of 5 by from A bedtime hockey story When a young boy can’t sleep he listens to the game on his radio and imagines he joins the team.
Date published: 2017-08-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from "Goodnight, hockey fans from coast to coast." ~Disclaimer~ I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This in no way affected my opinion of the book, or the content of my review. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Goodnight, Hockey Fans This is a cute bedtime story about a boy who is told to go to bed in the middle of watching a hockey game. He can't fall asleep not knowing what is happening in the game. He finds his dads old radio and finds the station playing the game. While listening to the game he falls asleep and dreams that he has joined the action. I think that this was a cute and simple picture book. I loved the illustrations and the use of colour. All kids will be able to relate to having to go to bed and missing out on things. Go and pick this up when it hits stores for your little hockey fan. 4/5 ⭐
Date published: 2017-08-22

Editorial Reviews

Larsen evocatively captures a lovely childhood moment.-Kirkus Reviews