A lively, detailed exploration of how ice cream is made.
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Elisha Cooper is the author of several books for adults, including Henry, California: A Sketchbook, and A Year in New York. His books for children include Country Fair, Ballpark, and Building. Elisha Cooper lives in Berkeley, California.From Publishers Weekly:
Cooper's (Ballpark; Dance!) deliciously diverting book tackles a subject of intrinsic appeal to kids. The author gives the scoop on ice-cream making and anticipates all of their questions, answering them with, well, good humor and with many specifics that may surprise even the most ardent aficionados. Those who scream for ice cream may be astounded by the array of machines involved, from the milking machine in the barn, to the apparatus in the milk co-op that condenses the milk, to the ice-cream factory's numerous contraptions, including one that shapes flat pieces of cardboard into rounded containers of various sizes. Cooper's description of an enormous ice-cream mixing machine with multiple tanks exhibits a flair for language that appeals to multiple senses: "It is a steel, piston-pumping, cream-dripping, gadget-whirring, water-spraying, pipe-rattling, chocolate-leaking animal." Similarly, readers can hear the sounds in the barn at milking time: "The fump, fump of the suction cups; the chug, chug, chug of milk spurting through plastic tubes." Cooper's small-scale art precisely follows each step of the process as type sashays across the spreads in inventive configurations, and panoramic views show the delivery truck transporting this divine bovine product through town and country. Ages 4-up.
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Book Description HarperCollins, 2002. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110060014237
Book Description HarperCollins, 2002. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0060014237