Thursday, March 19, 2015

Mini Me Corner Review: Ice Cream Summer

Min Me Corner is a post I created here on the blog, it's a place where I can showcase Children's books that I have read with my kids.  This week we have one that Scholastic sent to us that is an ARC.  My kids love seeing these and we sat down this week and I got to explain to them what an ARC is and why they are so important.  

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. I am very busy. But don't worry, I am not forgetting about school! I read every day. I practice my math facts. And I am even studying world history! Peter Sís's delicious tongue-in-cheek vision of summer dishes up the whole scoop on everyone's favorite frozen treat--and proves that ice cream is every bit as enriching for the mind as it is for the taste buds. Readers everywhere will be begging for seconds and thirds!

First off I must say how much I enjoyed reading this book with my kids.  The illustrations are beautiful and very colorful, which of course grabbed my sons attention.  He has autism and it takes me a great deal of time to get him to sit down and read, most of the time anyway, this book got his attention quickly and held it. 

Ice Cream Summer goes from page to page describing a little boys summer in letter form to his grandpa, with each page though the history of ice cream is woven in and that was great to share with my kids as well.  My kids both love to learn and when you add something like this inside their books it's a great discussion piece. 

The words were easy enough for my seven year old son to enjoy and the story was enough to keep my ten year old daughters attention. 

Sammy's Comments: Liked all the colors and seeing all the ice cream facts. 

Braxton's Comments: It's funny and even the dog had ice cream. 

Ice Cream Summer's expected release date is May 26th 2015, so if you want to get your child a book that will hold their attention and has a great history lesson in the middle of it, then this is the book you should get.

We want to thank Scholastic Press for this great book and for the chance to share it with our readers here at Ali's Bookshelf.

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