________________ CM . . . . Volume XXII Number 16. . . .December 18, 2015


Brady Brady Superstar Hockey Collection.

Mary Shaw. Illustrated by Chuck Temple.
Toronto, ON: Scholastic Canada, 2015.
149 pp., hardcover, $14.95.
ISBN 978-1-4431-4282-3.


Brady Brady and the MVP.
See review at Vol. XI, No. 8, December 10, 2004.

Brady Brady and the Twirlin' Torpedo.
See review at Vol.VIII, No. 19, May 24, 2002.

Brady Brady and the Big Mistake.
See review at Vol. XI, No. 11, February 4, 2005.

Brady Brady and the Super Skater.
See review at Vol. XII, No. 3, September 30, 2005.

Brady Brady and the B Team.
See review at Vol. XIII, No. 13, February 16, 2007.

Preschool-grade 2 / Ages 4-7.

Review by Dave Jenkinson.

**** /4



Brady LOVED hockey. So did his friend Tes.
When they weren’t with the other Icehogs,
they were usually on Brady’s backyard rink,
practicing slapshots or stuffing pucks past Hatrick.

Brady thought it was great that a
girl LOVED hockey as much as he did. (From
Brady Brady and the Twirlin' Torpedo.)


As the above excerpt indicates, Brady loved hockey. In fact, he loved hockey so much that his parents had to repeat his given name at least twice in order to get his attention. In Brady Brady Superstar Hockey Collection, Scholastic has brought together five Brady Brady books that were originally published between 2002 and 2007. The plot lines of the books in this collection reinforce the values of friendship, fair play and team play and deal with matters that would be of concern to the intended young audience.

      As all of the books in this collection were previously positively reviewed in CM, I will limit my comments largely to the book’s physical aspects. As the Brady Brady books were originally published in a paperback format, this hardcover collection means that the book should enjoy a larger shelf life. The book’s larger format, in terms of the pages’ height and width, makes Chuck Temple’s illustrations much more visible should the book be used with a read-to audience of several children. Additionally, the $14.99 price is less than half of what the books would have cost had they been individually purchased as paperbacks.

      Brady Brady Superstar Hockey Collection would be an excellent home purchase, and it certainly belongs in school and public libraries.

Highly Recommended.

Dave Jenkinson, CM’s editor, lives in Winnipeg, MB.

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