Tuesday, July 11, 2023

Today's read... I'm Your Ice Cream Truck by Hannah Eliot

When I saw today's read, I had to show it to you. After all, what's Summer without ice cream (well, Winter, Spring and Autumn, too, but that's not the point). We don't have an ice cream truck, where we live for obvious reasons (the sadness of living out in the country), but I know my kids  enjoyed visiting one, when we did live in town.

And if nothing else, this is a great read to use as an excuse to treat the kids (and yourself) to ice cream. 

by Hannah Eliot
Illustrated by Belinda Chen
Little Simon
Board Book
18 pages
ages 0 to 3

From the playground to the library, see all the places your favorite ice cream truck goes in this sweet truck-shaped board book!

I am your ice cream truck!
I deliver sweet treats
that are cold and frosty
and delicious to eat!

Follow along as your ice cream truck makes its way to the playground, the pool, the library, and more!

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With ice cream and the familiar, fun places, this book glows with Summer joy.

This board book is shaped a bit like an ice cream truck and created to handle a little abuse. The cover and pages are also no problem to wipe off after small smudges. That said, it's a Summer-y colored cover with a friendly truck and a row of favorite ice cream treats, which is sure to make young listeners/readers smile. 

The ice cream truck and it's large ice cream deco will have readers wishing they could have an ice cream, too. And those, who aren't familiar with ice cream trucks, will have no problem understanding what's going on. While this read does display ice cream, it isn't only about the cool treat. Rather, this read is all about the various places the truck visits. 

From pools to the park to the school, the scenes are familiar. Most portray kids running around, playing, and having fun. There are also enough details in each colorful illustration to give young listeners a reason to go back and explore each scene on their own. The text is kept short (one sentence) and the vocabulary fits well. And the entire read closes off with a satisfying calmness, which fits even as a bedtime read.

Even listeners/readers, who haven't seen an ice cream truck themselves, will be wishing they could visit one themselves after discovering this read.

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