|What You Need to Know:
• This is a “feel good” sports book for boys and girls.
• It is nice to see a female main character who is the sports player.
• Readers will learn that helping out a friend can be more important than winning a game.
• Read the story out loud and enjoy the rhyming language.
|Sweet Book Summary:
The main character of this book, a young girl on an ice hockey team scores big when her mom attends an auction and accidently buys Wayne Gretzky’s signed stick. When she starts using the stick, the young girl’s game magically improves, however she notices that Gretzky himself is in a slump. Although it means giving up her newly found powers on the ice, she realizes she must return the stick to its rightful owner. Gretzky so appreciates her noble act that he asks her to sign the stick next to his own signature. Everyone will cheer when Gretzky finally scores and the young girl’s team goes on to victory.
|Author: Peter Maloney Illustrator: Felicia Zekauskas Published: 2001, 40 pages
Themes: Character/Values, Friendship, Magic, Rhyming Language, Sports