New Release Books by Matt Napier

Matt Napier is the author of 1, 2, 3 Cheers for the Toronto Maple Leafs! (2016), Hockey Numbers (2013), I Spy with My Little Eye Hockey (2013), Z is for Zamboni (2013) and other 3 books.

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1, 2, 3 Cheers for the Toronto Maple Leafs!

release date: Oct 18, 2016
1, 2, 3 Cheers for the Toronto Maple Leafs!
A companion book to M Is for Maple Leafs, this illustrated counting book will delight both young and old. Officially licenced by The Toronto Maple Leafs and NHL and published in celebration of TML 100th anniversary in 2017. In One Leafs Nation, One Hundred Years, Matt Napier and Melanie Rose take us on a tour of Maple Leafs history though vivid illustration and rhyming verse. For children learning their numbers, it has never been this fun -- whether it''s Tim Horton''s number SEVEN, Darryl Sittler''s TEN points in one game, the Leafs'' THIRTEEN Stanley Cups, Rick Vaive''s FIFTY-goal year, or celebrating the Leafs'' ONE HUNDRED years as a team. This book captures the spirit of "Canada''s game." One Leafs Nation, One Hundred Years is destined to become a classic that will be handed down from generation to generation.

Hockey Numbers

release date: Aug 15, 2013
Hockey Numbers
Young sports fans see numbers everywhere from the 2 goalies to 8 ticket stubs and the number of pucks in the final net!

I Spy with My Little Eye Hockey

release date: Aug 15, 2013
I Spy with My Little Eye Hockey
For many sports fans there''s no such thing as too much hockey. And in I Spy with My Little Eye Hockey, young readers get double the fun. Matt Napier, author of Z is for Zamboni: A Hockey Alphabet, teams up with photographer David Milne to create a visual puzzle book that challenges the deductive skills and sharp eyes of young readers. Dual look-alike photographs are filled with hockey masks, sticks, pucks, even miniature ice rinks and trading cards. But one of the scenes has been slightly altered. Can you see the changes? How many can you find? Poetic clues help young fans and seasoned veterans find the various differences between each pair of scenes. From the number of Zambonis on the ice to the sweaters hung in a locker room, hockey fans of all ages will enjoy this new way of spying the game!Matt Napier is the author of the bestselling Z is for Zamboni: A Hockey Alphabet and Hat Tricks Count: A Hockey Number Book. The son of a professional hockey player, Matt was born in Montreal, Quebec. He is a recent law school graduate and lives in Toronto. David Milne is a third-generation photographer in Toronto, Canada. He studied at Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, California. David photographs art for numerous galleries and artists, corporate portraits, products and all types of events. Travel photography is his passion.

Z is for Zamboni

release date: Aug 15, 2013
Z is for Zamboni
In the mold of our very popular series of state alphabet books, we offer "Z is for Zamboni" to hockey fans young and old across North America. Matt Napier''s "breakaway" rhymes and "hard-checking" expository text team up with the "top-shelf" illustrations of Melanie Rose to elucidate this increasingly popular game for every beginning hockey aficionado. Highlighting rules, players, coaches, teams, and the history of the game, it is both fun and educational.

Little Canada

release date: Jun 25, 2012
Little Canada
Toddlers will delight in this board book highlighting well-known Canadian symbols and traditions, including famous buildings and wildlife. Rhyming riddles frame the questions, while brightly painted clues help the youngest book lover figure out the answer.

Hat Tricks Count

release date: Aug 15, 2013
Hat Tricks Count
The companion volume to our bestselling, Blue Spruce Award winner, Z is for Zamboni: A Hockey Alphabet. Like our alphabet series our counting books are written in a two-tier format with charming poems for young readers and expository text for older readers. Young sports fans see numbers everywhere--the scoreboard, the retired jerseys in the rafters, the numerology of sports stats--and Hat Tricks Count: A Hockey Number Book delivers them faster than an assist from the Great One, number 99 himself. Hat Tricks Count will answer many of the fast paced questions kids have. What is a Hat Trick, anyway? Cross checking, high sticking, and hooking penalties add up to what? Who scored more career goals--Gordie Howe or Wayne Gretzky?

Little Hockey

release date: Jun 25, 2012
Little Hockey
"Round and black--do you know its name? You need this disk to play the game." Answer: Puck. Now even the smallest of fans can enjoy a book about their favorite sport. Rhyming riddles accompanied by colorful artwork help introduce the game''s simplest, most basic elements.
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