Hockey Morning Noon and Night
This colourful picture book is based on the author's seven-year-old son and his capacity to incorporate hockey into all that he does: eating, drawing, music, visits with friends, sleeping and stories. This book has a different feel from her previous books, with playful watercolour and ink images of characters and scenes, sometimes three or four to a page, and no complete backgrounds – just light-hearted visual vignettes that enhance the verse with humour and coziness. It will be an approachable book for kids, and heart-warming for any adult involved in hockey culture.
Doretta Groenendyk, a painter, writer, and teacher, lives with her husband and three children on a small spot of land in the Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia. Doretta is the author and illustrator of several children's books by both The Acorn Press and Nimbus Publishing. Snow for Christmas, Thank You for My Bed, and I'm Drawing a Picture, have been shortlisted for the Lillian Shepherd Memorial Award for Illustration. She also co_wrote Spin to Sea with her daughter Izra Fitch.