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The Ice Cream Machine

The Ice Cream Machine

Hardcover

The Ice Cream Machine

About the Book

From the wild and wonderful imagination of the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Dragons Love Tacos comes this hilarious, irresistible middle grade debut, a collection of six totally different stories with the same exact name.

In these six stories, set in six distinct worlds, you’ll meet a boy and his robot nanny traveling the globe in search of the world’s tastiest treat, a child mechanical prodigy who invents the freshest dessert ever, and an evil ice cream truck driver who strikes fear in the heart of every kid in town. 

You’ll be transported to a beachside boardwalk with an ice cream stand run by a penguin, a hilltop realm ruled by a king with a sweet tooth, and a giant alien space lab with a lone human subject who longs for a taste of home. 

Each story features black-and-white interior illustrations from a different artist, including Daniel Salmieri, Charles Santoso, Liniers, Emily Hughes, Nicole Miles, and Seaerra Miller, making this book unlike any you've ever seen. So grab a cup or a cone, and watch out for brain freeze! You'll definitely want to save room for this treat.

Product Details

On sale: February 15, 2022
Age: 8-12 years
Grade: Grades 3-7
Page count: 384 Pages
ISBN: 9780593325797

Author Bio

Adam Rubin is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of ten critically-acclaimed books, including Dragons Love TacosDragons Love Tacos 2: The SequelHigh Five, Secret Pizza PartyRobo-Sauce, and El Chupacabras, which won the Texas Bluebonnet Award. Follow him on Twitter @rubingo.

Praise

Praise for The Ice Cream Machine:

“Three scoops of humor with adventure on top. Kids won't be able to resist The Ice Cream Machine!” —Jeff Kinney, author of Diary of a Wimpy Kid

“If you do not find this book fascinating, I am sorry to say there is something wrong with you.”  —Lemony Snicket, author of A Series of Unfortunate Events
 
“Absolutely fun, smart, and kid-inspirational. Here’s the proof that writing is magic!” —Jon Scieszka, author of The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales
 
“Hilarious and imaginative, a total hoot!” —Melissa de la Cruz, author of the Descendants series
 
“Clever, inventive, and totally fun. The Ice Cream Machine is a blast!” —Max Brallier, author of The Last Kids on Earth

* "Creative and fun . . . Ice cream lovers and tweens in general will get a kick out of this adventurous, whimsical, and funny book." —School Library Journal, starred review

“Entertaining . . . The variety of artistic styles forms a pleasing complement to the different entries.” —Kirkus Reviews

“[A] madcap middle grade debut . . . Comforting, entertaining, and uniformly funny.” —Publishers Weekly