Henry Holton Takes the Ice
By Sandra Bradley
Illustrated by Sara Palacios
Dial Books for Young Readers, 2015. Picture Book
Henry Holton’s family eats, sleeps and breathes hockey. Even at a young age, Henry was such an accomplished skater that his parents just knew once he got a hockey stick in his hands he was going to be the next Gretzky. The problem was, once he got a stick in his hands he lost all coordination and was an embarrassment to his family and team. Then one day he goes to an ice dancing competition and realizes that was what he wants to do. At first his parents tried to argue that they were a hockey family, but in the end they help him achieve his dream of becoming an ice dancer.
This picture book illustrated with a combination of colored pencils, graphite, cut paper, water color, and Photoshop elements creates a great picture book to help children understand that it is okay to be yourself.