Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Emma McKenna’s Ice Cream Dilemma

I am so impressed that Terry Cook is able to both write and illustrate her books! Very few people have both those talents.

While the story contains lots of rhymes, it isn't laid out like a poem, sometimes the meter changes, and the word usage is amazing.

Emma McKenna's Ice Cream Dilemma has a simple plot; When her uncle takes her to the ice cream shop Emma has to select one of many kinds of ice cream to order. But that's harder than it sounds because there are so many choices.

Kids will love the unbelievable number of ice cream flavors Emma must choose between. The choices include everything from Chocolate Kiss to Ogre Eyeballs. How can she decide?

At the end of the book the author has included some interesting historical facts about ice cream and a recipe with instructions for kids to make their own ice cream.

And when kids finish this book they'll probably be hungry for some of that.


Penelope Cole said...

Hi Jan, Very nice review. I reviewed it, too, but haven't had a chance to post it. It is awesome that she can write and illustrate-that's my next big goal. Wishing her much success. Penny (

Janet Ann Collins said...

Thanks, Penelope.