“The Ice Cream Hotel” –– More Fun Than a Month of Sundaes!
The Ice Cream Hotel reminds us of the childhood battle cry, “We all scream for ice cream!” And your customers will think it’s a scream when they get a look at this book that’s long on imagination with a yummy story line that will appeal to the younger crowd. What little reader wouldn’t be entranced by sweet adventures in a fudge pool or shake shack?
According to author Jack Johnston, one of his favorite parenting pastimes is reading to his own two children. During their nightly reads, Johnston noted that his kids adored books with a “search and find” element. Inspired, he put a tennis ball into the mouth of the book’s doggie hero and hid lots of other tennis balls throughout the story. To engage kids on every delicious page, the story is written in rhyme, with an almost hummable, follow-along beat, a perfect way to end a day. Readers are encouraged to go back and count the balls and if that’s not enough, they can then go to the website to unlock a secret area of the site where they can enjoy doing puzzles and downloading mazes, coloring pages, word searches and lots more.
Who could resist an edible hotel made entirely out of ice cream where pets are welcome? Old and young enjoy scanning the pictures to find every last detail, always coming back for another taste. The concept is slightly off-the-wall and the humor genuine, a winning combo that’s packed with entertainment value.
When Johnston isn’t writing, he likes to paddle canoes and spend a lot of time with his family. His tender touch with youngsters is obvious on every page, along with a big helping of humor and a clever, ingenious story line. Young and old, ice cream fans or not, The Ice Cream Hotel is a winner with favorite flavors liberally scattered throughout.
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