Most children love to think about dinosaurs, and there have been many movies about dinosaurs that continue to enthrall kids of all ages. If your youngster is into dinosaurs and hockey, then you will definitely want to consider getting them James DeMarco’s The Day the Dinosaurs Played Hockey.

DeMarco is author of the comic strip Small Saves about a determined little goaltender. Small Saves is school age and one day while at school he learns that there are no more dinosaurs on the earth. After school he gathers all his dinosaur toys and that’s when the magic happens.

This short book is a great way to not only get your youngster into reading, but also introduces a number of different dinosaur varieties. And never fear if you aren’t sure how to pronounce some of them, there is a pronunciation guide in the back. Along with teaching your child about dinosaurs, there are some good fair play and teammate lessons in the book as well.

I thoroughly enjoyed reading The Day the Dinosaurs Played Hockey and often found myself smiling as I turned to each page. I’m looking forward to surprising my granddaughter with a copy of this book for herself and reading it to her. She loves hockey already at four years old, and she loves books too. So why not combine those into a great surprise.

You can order The Day the Dinosaurs Played Hockey through Amazon by clicking here. And you can keep up on all the activities of Small Saves right here on The Pink Puck each week, with a new adventure published on Mondays in our Laughs section.

A family historian by profession, Rhonda R. McClure has loved hockey since she was a child in New Hampshire. Any opportunity to combine her love of writing, hockey and research is something she looks forward to with much enthusiasm. She's been accused of seeking out shinny games when there are no other hockey events taking place. She is a member of the Society for International Hockey Research. Follow her on Twitter at @HockeyMaven1917.

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