Ice Cream: The Full Scoop

by Gail Gibbons

Gail Gibbons offers a brief history of ice cream along with a detailed look at what... read more

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)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2007

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