The Ice Cream Machine
The Ice Cream Machine
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In these six stories, set in six distinct worlds, you’ll meet a boy and his robot nanny traveling the globe in search of the world’s tastiest treat, a child mechanical prodigy who invents the freshest dessert ever, and an evil ice cream truck driver who strikes fear in the heart of every kid in town. 

You’ll be transported to a beachside boardwalk with an ice cream stand run by a penguin, a hilltop realm ruled by a king with a sweet tooth, and a giant alien space lab with a lone human subject who longs for a taste of home. 

Each story features black-and-white interior illustrations from a different artist, including Daniel Salmieri, Charles Santoso, Liniers, Emily Hughes, Nicole Miles, and Seaerra Miller, making this book unlike any you've ever seen. So grab a cup or a cone, and watch out for brain freeze! You'll definitely want to save room for this treat.

Book Details


  • Anthology
  • Humor

Age Level: 

  • 8 - 12
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What do you think of when you hear the title The Ice Cream Machine? This book shows the magic of words through the telling of six short stories all titled The Ice Cream Machine. First, we learn about a boy Shiro Hanayama and his robot-nanny and their adventure exploring many types of ice cream such as gelato and kulfi! The next story is about a girl named Penelope Perez and her little sister Pam, who want to compete in an ice cream eating competition, but can they beat the "Ice Cream Machine" that wins the contest every year?
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