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I am so happy to announce the launch of my new children's book! Written, illustrated and published by ME!

Little Leo Loves Hockey is a true story based loosely on a conversation I had the pleasure of having with Hockey Hall of Famer Leo Boivin himself, in his hometown of Prescott, Ontario. This charming story takes place in the 1940’s where Leo grew up along the beautiful St. Lawrence River. It is about his love for hockey as a young boy and his perseverance to do just about anything to get out there on the pond and share a day of hockey with his buddies!

Stay tuned for upcoming Author visits, and book sale dates.


Indies Today says  5 STARS! Book reviews

Little Leo Loves Hockey tells the tale of a young boy passionate about a beloved national sport. It details the antics of Little Leo who just loves hockey. He spends as much of his time on the ice with his pals as he can, and spends the rest of his time dreaming about it. One day when a snowstorm threatens to cancel the games, Leo and his friends demonstrate great perseverance to get the rink ready. Part tribute, part bedtime story, Bonnie Lemaire has crafted a book based on the real-life antics of Hockey Hall of Famer Leo Boivin from his own childhood. While the story itself is precious, the timeless illustrations are over-the-top adorable!

Little Leo Loves Hockey is a perfect book for the youngest aspiring athletes. The story oozes charm and the poetic text is soothing. My favorite moment in the book comes once night descends. “The sun went down, and the moon then went up | Even that didn’t stop these boys from dropping the puck.” It’s a real treat to gain a little insight into the childhood of a sports icon like Leo Boivin. The illustrations truly capture the sort of ambition and enthusiasm characteristic in childhood. Parents and grandparents will see themselves as kids again as they read Little Leo Loves Hockey to their little ones time and time again.


Shinny on The Old Rail Pond, Prescott Ontario