Qty:1
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Only 7 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
Hoops has been added to your Cart
Condition: Used: Acceptable
Comment: Item may not include associated media. Large wrinkle / bend on front cover. Large wrinkle / bend on back cover.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

Hoops Paperback – October 1, 2001


See all 7 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Paperback
"Please retry"
$7.00
$2.81 $0.01

Stick and Stone
Words do matter as Stick and Stone demonstrate in warm, rhyming text even the youngest reader will understand. See more featured books. Read more about the author Beth Ferry and the illustrator Tom Lichtenheld.
$7.00 FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Only 7 left in stock (more on the way). Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.

Special Offers and Product Promotions

  • Save Big On Open-Box & Used Products: Buy "Hoops” from Amazon Open-Box & Used and save 49% off the $7.00 list price. Product is eligible for Amazon's 30-day returns policy and Prime or FREE Shipping. See all offers from Amazon Open-Box & Used.

Frequently Bought Together

Hoops + Bat Loves the Night: Read and Wonder
Price for both: $13.99

Buy the selected items together
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

"Caillou Gone Fishing!" by Anne Paradis and Eric Sévigny
Caillou goes fishing for the first time. He can hardly wait to catch his own fish. Will Caillou be patient enough? See more

Product Details

  • Age Range: 5 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Kindergarten - 3
  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers; 1 edition (October 1, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0152163808
  • ISBN-13: 978-0152163808
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.2 x 11 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #708,187 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From Publishers Weekly

In a starred review PW said, "Anyone who has played basketball on a hot city playground or followed it courtside will respond to the sensuous, tactile tone of this poetic description of the game.Marvelous pastel drawings of teenagers on the court paired with the book's design turn up the heat." Ages 5-8.

Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information, Inc.

From School Library Journal

Grade 2 Up. A handful of kids, a neighborhood court, and a ball are the elements that spring explosively to life in this ode to the game that captures the energy, the elation, the sheer poetry of basketball.
Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5 stars
5 star
60%
4 star
40%
3 star
0%
2 star
0%
1 star
0%
See all 5 customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on April 12, 2006
Format: Paperback
Swish! Panting hard as they run down the court, the team needs to score! They don't want the ball to get stolen so they keep passing it. All of a sudden, one boy is wide open so he takes the shot. To find out what happens next, you'll have to read the book Hoops. Hoops is an excellent book and it uses great word choice. Similes such as "like tides going in, going out," and metaphors help the book flow together as if it were actually happening. The book has a good rhythm to it, making it even more enjoyable. An interesting quote that I chose from the book was "hoops, the game, feel it." This quote tells about the game of basketball. This book's main point would have to be that if you try your hardest, you will succeed. If you like basketball you will especially like this book. On the other hand, if you're just looking for a great story to read, Hoops is your solution.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
By K. Carson on August 14, 2009
Format: Paperback
I use this book in my second grade classroom to model how to write a book that puts you in a particular experience with the author. The words are beautifully chosen and simple, but very poetic. There are so many examples of literary techniques. The first time I read it, the boys are always mesmerized. This is a fantastic book. They ask for it to be read over and over.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: Paperback
As a teacher who works with Special Education, I sometimes have students whose reading level is very low, but they don't want the "baby books" with pictures of little kids and kiddie themes. Hoops is a book that a teenage boy can enjoy, even if he is just learning English. The pictures are of teens, mostly boys, playing basketball, and it is beautifully illustrated. It requires some thinking, because it is not just straight narrative--it is more of a prose.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
By Christine B. Leo on November 16, 2014
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
A great read aloud to show sentence fluency!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
By Christy Dyson on September 30, 2014
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Good book.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

More About the Authors

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more
Hoops
This item: Hoops
Price: $7.00
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com