for Ice Cream by Gail Gibbons
Gail Gibbons offers a brief history of ice cream along with a detailed look at what goes on inside a modern-day ice cream plant. Gibbons’s trademark style blends a straightforward narrative with cheerful, child-friendly illustrations that offer just the right amount of detail to grasp the essentials—in this case about making ice cream. While the text makes an unfortunate reference to the tale of the ice cream cone being invented at the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair (see Elaine Greenstein’s 2003 children’s book Ice-Cream Cones for Sale! for the full scoop on that story), it’s not enough to melt appreciation for this engaging book on a subject that most kids find very cool indeed. (Ages 4–8)
CCBC Choices 2007 . © Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2007. Used with permission.
Cool and smooth and sweet, ice cream has long been a favourite treat. It cools you off when it's hot and is too delicious to resist even in cold weather. How did it get to be so scrumptious? Best-selling author/illustrator Gail Gibbons dishes out the latest scoop on ice cream production. Ice cream has come a long way from its humble beginnings as a mixture of snow, milk, and rice. Gail Gibbons details the many firsts in ice cream history, from the earliest ice cream crank to the original waffle cone. Children's mouths will be watering as they follow ice cream's journey from farm to factory to freezer.
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