National Ice Cream Month Kid Lit Review of “Ice Cream” by Jules Older

If the artwork style for this book looks familiar to you, it is because the illustrator, Lyn Severance, is the artist behind the “look” of Ben and Jerry’s ice cream. And like the Ben and Jerry’s store and website, this book is bursting with color, playful fonts and cartoon-style pictures, along with fun ice cream trivia and history told in a humorous manner just right for kids.

You’ll learn about the invention of the ice cream cone, the world’s biggest soda fountain, how the ice cream sundae got it’s name, “the inside scoop” on the invention of the banana split, and much more.

At the end, there is a fun quiz, followed by a list of books and web sites for further information, such as this one, which tells kids how to make ice cream in a coffee can.

Evaluation: Want to know more about ice cream? Forget about having to attend Sundae School! Just check out this book- it will put you in a good humor!

Product Details
Hardcover: 32 pages
Publisher: Charlesbridge Publishing (February 1, 2002)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0881061115
ISBN-13: 978-0881061116

Rating: 4.5/5

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10 Responses to National Ice Cream Month Kid Lit Review of “Ice Cream” by Jules Older

  1. BermudaOnion says:

    The book looks adorable and you’re very punny this morning!

  2. Beth F says:

    Oh this is just too cute.

  3. Oh what a cute book on ice cream! We love ice cream in our house. My kids would get a kick out of this book I’m sure.

  4. bookingmama says:

    So fun! As Penn Stater’s, we know a thing or two about ice cream and this book looks adorable. Little bit of trivia for you. Ben & Jerry learned to make ice cream at a course they took at Penn State!

  5. softdrink says:

    “good humor”…har har.

    And I never did get any ice cream today. Perfect weather, too. Hmph.

  6. I’d like a copy of this one for myself – what fun!

  7. zibilee says:

    YAY! I love ice cream, and consider it my favorite snack. I would love to see this book in person, so I will be looking for it soon. Great review on this one. It seems like you really enjoyed it. I bet I would too!

  8. Staci@LifeintheThumb says:

    I love ice cream…now I must go eat some Moose Tracks!

  9. stacybuckeye says:

    This would just be mean to show Gage since he can’t enjoy the pleasure of ice cream!

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