A sporty take on This Is the House that Jack Built!
This is the rink where Jack plays.
This is the ice so white and slick,
Where players practise skating tricks,
Down at the rink where Jack plays.
Incorporating lively hockey action, sports values and team play in gentle, rhythmic text, this book is a perfect read aloud for hockey fans, both young and old.
STELLA PARTHENIOU GRASSO is the author of Take Me Out to the Ice Rink, There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Puck, Over at the Rink: A Hockey Counting Book, Five Busy Beavers and 101 Creepy Canadian Jokes. Stella and her family live in Ajax, Ontario. Visit her at www.stellapartheniougrasso.com.
CHRIS JONES has worked as both a graphic designer and an illustrator. He has illustrated Take Me Out to the Ice Rink as well as many other books, graphic novels, magazines and educational materials. Chris is a member and volunteer with the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. He lives in Toronto, Ontario. Visit him at www.mrjonesey.com.
Praise for Take Me Out to the Ice Rink:
"While the gimmick of new words in a familiar tune may be what initially piques readers' interest, it's the unique lyrics, energetic flow, and friendly message which ultimately make this simple story of neighbourhood friends playing a fun game of hockey stand on its own." - CM: Canadian Review of Materials