"Slavin's goofy acrylics playfully realize the joyful mayhem of shinny, and Bailey's story gets the competitive burn just right, even for a bunch of chickens, sheep and piglets. (Picture book. 5-8)"
For a game of shinny, also called pond hockey, Bailey pits the Farm Team, a bunch of farm animals, the largest no higher than the top of the goal (according to the rules), against the Bush League Bandits, a gang of churls and louts—weasels, porcupines, grizzlies.
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