Ice Cream Summer by Peter SisIce Cream Summer by Peter Sis

Ice Cream Summer

byPeter SisIllustratorPeter Sis

Hardcover | May 26, 2015

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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.

PETER SIS is a Hans Christian Anderson Award winner, a three-time Caldecott Honoree, a Sibert Award winner, and a MacArthur Fellow. He is the illustrator of Pam Munoz Ryan's The Dreamer, a Pura Belpre Award winner, a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Book, and an ALA Notable. Sis's many celebrated picture books, including Starry Messender: ...
Title:Ice Cream SummerFormat:HardcoverDimensions:40 pages, 10.34 × 8.37 × 0.4 inPublished:May 26, 2015Publisher:SCHOLASTIC INCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0545731615

ISBN - 13:9780545731614

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Editorial Reviews

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!)