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Ice Cream Summer

By Peter Sis   

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545731614 Hardcover
40 Pages | 8.37" x 10.34" | Ages 4 to 8

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545732987 Ebook
40 Pages | Ages 4 to 8

From Hans Christian Anderson Award winner and three-time Caldecott Honoree Peter Sis comes a delectable picture book that is as breezy, sweet and irresistible as ice cream in summer.

Dear Grandpa,

Summer is going well. Don’t worry, I am not forgetting about my studies. I read every day . . .

So begins a young boy’s correspondence with his grandfather, assuring him that even though it is summer, he is not slacking off! He is reading (ice cream flavors). He is writing (an ice cream book). He is practicing math (counting scoops and determining how many he will eat before school starts). He is learning about great inventors (such as the creator of the ice cream cone). And he is even studying American, European, and World History (the history of ice cream!).

Readers will love the clever interplay of words and pictures as they see what Grandpa can’t: All the boy’s activities involve ice cream! This funny, affectionate intergenerational story, with pity text and sherbet-coloured artwork, is a delicious celebration of everyone’s favourite summertime treat.

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Praise for Peter Sis:

Hans Christian Andersen Award (2012)

MacArthur Fellow (2003)

Newbery Medal (1986)

Caldecott Honor (1997, 1999, 2008)

Robert F. Sibert Medal (2008)

Society of Illustrators Gold Medal (1993)

Boston Globe-Horn Book Award (1993, 1994, 1999, 2008)

" The ecstatic energy and big-spirited inventiveness of the artist’s drawings make the once all but unimaginable realization of that dream visible for all to see." —The New York Times Book Review (The Wall: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain)

" The book’s true richness, though, lies in its illustrations — watercolors given texture by fine pen-and-ink hatching — which are almost as lush as the Indonesian landscape itself. They contain an abundance of detail and even sly jokes . . . [and] moments of deliberate visual ambiguity add to the fun." —Publishers Weekly (Komodo!)