Tuesday, July 30, 2013

I Scream Ice Cream by Amy Krouse Rosenthal - OPTIONAL

Rosenthal, Amy Krouse  I Scream, Ice Cream  Illustrated by Serge Bloch  Chronicle Books, 2013. $16.99  PICTURE BOOK Content: G. 
This picture book is page spreads that have groups of words that sound the same.  The first page will say something that sounds the same as the second page but means two different things.  For example, “I Scream” and “Ice Cream” as well as “I see” and “Icy”.  Some of the words groups make more sense than others and are entertaining for young readers, but others seem random and don’t really make sense, such as “Sorry, no more funnel cakes” and “Sorry, no more fun…elk aches.”  The pictures are a bit abstract and not my favorite, but they represent the word phrases well.  This picture book doesn’t have a story and it is just phrases throughout.  Kids might find it interesting to think of different meanings of words that sounds the same and the author asks the reader to guess what the second page might mean before you turn the page. 
EL (K-3)-OPTIONAL.  Reviewer, C. Peterson.     

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