After he eats an eighth of a ton of ice cream at Cohen's Cones, Larry the polar bear happily becomes the spokesbear for the Iceberg Ice-Cream Company under the slogan, "I do not feel sick."
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Larry is a polar bear who, as we discover in Young Larry, falls asleep on a chunk of ice in Baffin Bay and wakes up in Bayonne, New Jersey. Stranded on a beach, what else can he do but become a lifeguard to earn money to buy the blueberry muffins he loves? Fortunately, just as he is about to be fired for being a polar bear, he saves the life of Martin Frobisher, who is so grateful to his new hero that he promises to buy a hotel with a swimming pool where Larry can be a lifeguard for the rest of his days. The affable polar bear's comical adventures continue to unfold in At the Hotel Larry, Bongo Larry, and Ice Cream Larry. In this endearingly odd picture book, Larry goes to Cohen's Cones, the ice-cream shop, where he complains of overheating and is allowed to sleep in the walk-in freezer. Of course, while he's in there, he eats 250 pounds of ice cream.
"I don't see how you can let a bear into your freezer and not expect him to eat ice cream," I said. "He ate a lot," Mrs. Cohen said. "Well, he's a bear." "I suppose." "I didn't eat any of the almond crunch," Larry said. "Could I have some now please?"The next day, Larry's picture is in the Daily World with the headline "Bear Eats 1/8 Ton Ice Cream," and the caption "'I do not feel sick,' says bear." The next thing you know, Mr. I. Berg from Iceberg Ice Cream tracks Larry down for a big marketing campaign. He takes the now famous polar bear away in a very large car to visit his modern-day ice-cream factory in Maryland, where together they develop the "Larry Bar." It comes in blueberry, bearberry, and even codfish to suit Baffin Bay tastes. The new advertising slogan? "I do not feel sick." Comic genius Daniel Pinkwater and illustrator Jill Pinkwater succeed again with this strange, and strangely sweet, story of the always polite and usually hungry polar bear and his devoted owners. Anyone who hasn't met Larry should really be introduced. (Ages 4 to 8, but amusing for all ages) --Karin Snelson From the Publisher:
Cavendish Children's Books proudly announces that Ice Cream Larry has been named a Children's Choice for 2000 by the International Reading Association and the Children's Book Council.
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Book Description Marshall Cavendish Corp/Ccb, 1999. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110761450432
Book Description Marshall Cavendish Corp/Ccb, 1999. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Brand New!. Bookseller Inventory # VIB0761450432