I Want Ice Cream!
I Want Ice Cream!

I Want Ice Cream!

Illustrated by Silvia Borando
2 - 4
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Jun 1, 2021
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Someone’s definitely screaming for ice cream in this illustrated tale of disappointment, resistance, and acceptance. When a young boy is denied an ice cream cone by his dad, the disappointment he feels is extreme. What begins is a cycle of emotions expressed through color. From sadness (blue), to envy of others with cones of their own (green), to anger (red), and more, his progression through a range of feelings / tactics is both humorous and cathartic to readers experiencing both his pain and the excessiveness of his reaction. Meanwhile, his father’s consistent response of a simple “No” serves as its own model of effectiveness in the face of tantrum. The art uses sparse, thick-lined images in black and white paired with a full range of colors, each associated with an emotional response. The simplicity of both the art and text combine to open the door to future referencing and resolving similar real-life situations that stem from hearing the word “No.”

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feelings and emotionsice creamtantrumssocial themescooking and foodemotions


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    Book Details

    Publication Date
    June 1, 2021
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    Page Count
    Reading Age
    2 - 4 years
    Lib. of Congress (LCCN)

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