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Ice Cream Work by Naoshi – Children's Book Review + Giveaway

Posted by Brooke in Book Giveaway, Book Review, Uncategorized / 5 Comments

Ice Cream Work by Naoshi - Children's Book Review + Giveaway

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Ice Cream Work by Naoshi – Children's Book Review + GiveawayIce Cream Work on October 1, 2015
Pages: 40
Format: Hardcover
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four-stars

Where will Ice Cream Man work next??

Ice Cream Man knows there’s lots of work to be done! Whether it’s cheerfully posing next to chocolate cake, beaming team spirit as 1/8th of a sunflower, or glowing bright as he becomes a fabulous night light, Ice Cream Man is ready for the job!

This delicious, quirky children’s book by internationally acclaimed Japanese artist Naoshi combines a whimsical story with colorful sunae (sand art). A “Look & Find” section challenges youngsters to scour the pages for small details, and a “How To Make Sunae” section guides readers step‐by‐step through a “sand painting” art project of their own.

About the Author

Naoshi-300x221Naoshi is an internationally acclaimed Japanese illustrator whose distinctive characters and original style are recognized around the world. She uses shiny colorful sand to create surreal people living in the real world. She has participated in a wide range of projects including gallery exhibitions, commercial work, and children’s workshops. Naoshi is a Tokyo based artist currently living in Los Angeles.

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My Thoughts

Ice Cream Work by Naoshi is not a typical book that I would just choose off the shelf to read. I’m really glad I had the chance to read this one for this book tour. Ice Cream Work by Naoshi is imaginative and whimsical. My daughters (ages 13 and 4) both enjoyed this book. They loved the illustrations and the different situations Ice Cream Man ended up in. They had a lot of fun going back through the book to find the hidden pictures. My older daughter became fascinated with the process of Sunae and it was great to see her interested in something we might never have known about otherwise.

I really enjoyed the beautiful work Naoshi did throughout the book. Each page is bright and bold. The images really jump at you. I was pleasantly surprised by how much we all enjoyed this. The first time we read it, I was unsure what to expect. As soon as I finished, I went through it again. I felt the story taught a good lesson about working hard. Ice Cream Work by Naoshi is going on my keeper shelf. I think this is one my girls will enjoy for years to come.

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Rating Report
Plot
three-half-stars
Characters
four-stars
Writing
four-stars
Pacing
four-stars
Cover
four-half-stars
Overall: four-stars

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5 Responses to “Ice Cream Work by Naoshi – Children's Book Review + Giveaway”

  1. Dianna Davis

    How fun! I am always looking for really good childrens books. Thank you for the giveaaway!

  2. Candace

    I’m really happy you enjoyed this one as well! It really is unique. My daughter (10) was the same about the art, now she’s really interested in it!
    Thanks so much for hosting a tour stop!

  3. Cindy Jameson

    I am always looking for good children’s books to share with my class and their parents.

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