Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Ice Boy by David Ezra Stein -ADVISABLE

Stein, David Ezra Ice Boy, PICTURE BOOK. Candlewick, 2017.  $16.

Ice boy is supposed to stay in the freezer with his ice cube family and friends. Though they risk being ‘chosen’ and taken from the freezer, nobody knows where to. But Ice Boy is adventurous and leaves the freezer for a life of adventure. He melts in the ocean, evaporates, and becomes rain and eventually hail. When he meets back up with his parents, he teaches them a valuable lesson.

The illustrations feature a dark blurry hue that would make this book a bit of a challenge to share with a group. However, younger grade teachers would love a picture story that represents the water cycle in a fun, interesting and memorable way. Students would check this out on their own as well, thinking it was just a fun story, and learn a thing or two.

EL(K-3) –ADVISABLE.  Stephanie Elementary School Librarian & Author

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