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Ice Cream Summer
by Peter Sis


Overview - *"Sis delivers an encomium to summer, to the power of learning, and to that beloved, creamy-cold treat." -- Kirkus , starred review
Savor summer anytime with this breezy, sweet and irresistible picture book from Hans Christian Anderson Award winner and three-time Caldecott Honoree Peter Sis


Dear Grandpa,
Summer is going well.
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Overview
*"Sis delivers an encomium to summer, to the power of learning, and to that beloved, creamy-cold treat." --Kirkus, starred review
Savor summer anytime with this breezy, sweet and irresistible picture book from Hans Christian Anderson Award winner and three-time Caldecott Honoree Peter Sis


Dear Grandpa,
Summer is going well. I am very busy. But don't worry, I am not forgetting about school I read every day. I practice my math facts. And I am even studying world history

Peter Sis's delicious tongue-in-cheek vision of summer dishes up the whole scoop on everyone's favorite frozen treat, and proves that ice cream is every bit as enriching for the mind as it is for the taste buds. Readers everywhere will be begging for seconds and thirds "

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780545731614
  • ISBN-10: 0545731615
  • Publisher: Scholastic Press
  • Publish Date: May 2015
  • Page Count: 40
  • Reading Level: Ages 4-8


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Books > Juvenile Fiction > Family - General
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Cooking & Food

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

Publishers Weekly® Reviews

  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2015-03-16
  • Reviewer: Staff

Sís, whose multilayered The Pilot and the Little Prince and The Tree of Life show a boundless curiosity, turns his research attention to a sweeter subject: ice cream. In this appealing book, watercolored in sherbet hues of raspberry and tangerine, a grandson writes a letter to his grandfather. The boy reports having “a delicious summer,” and promises, “I read every day.” An illustration reveals his literary inspirations—including “big words like tornado and explosion”—on an ice-cream shop’s list of flavors. The boy keeps up with math (“If each scoop costs 50¢ and I have $2.00”), studies cartography by mapping cocoa and pistachio landmarks, and learns about history: his fanciful timeline reveals that Marco Polo introduced China’s frozen confection to Italy and that the waffle cone was invented at the 1904 World’s Fair. “I always take a break on sundaes,” the boy admits. At the conclusion, the grandson and grandfather meet and scale a cone-shaped “Ice Cream Peak.” Such a vanilla conclusion could use a cherry on top, but even so, Sís gives summer dreamers the scoop on a cool treat. Ages 4–8. (May)

 
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