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Vanilla Ice Cream by Bob Graham

Vanilla Ice Cream

by Bob Graham

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This books has a very interesting approach on how to get children thinking about impacts in life. A bird starts off seeing two little girls simply playing in the street, where there is a nearby truck full of rice for the wild bird to eat. Strange enough that if that bird had not been there with those two little girls, the bird would not have made it on that truck, which takes it across the world. The bird then ends up in the city and so happens to find a little girl with her grandparents who had a dog. If the dog would not have been there, the bird would not have been scared off which would not have made the ice cream fall. The ice cream that fell is what changed Edie's life forever. Students can now see that this bird beginning with the little girls that saw the truck lead him all the way to changing Edie's life forever. ( )
  eburlette | Aug 19, 2017 |
Following a bag of rice, a little sparrow leaves behind its life in India and travels overseas to Australia, where it encounters a little girl named Edie. This chance meeting leads to an accident, which in turn introduces Edie to the pleasure of vanilla ice cream...

Australian author/artist Bob Graham, creator of such lovely picture-books as How to Heal a Broken Wing and "Let's Get a Pup!" Said Kate, spins a delicate tale here, one that emphasizes the unseen but nevertheless important connections between humanity and nature, and between the diverse parts of the world. The artwork, done in ink and watercolor, is every bit as lovely as the text. Although not a particularly suspenseful story, Vanilla Ice Cream has a quiet, contemplative feeling to it that I found quite appealing. Recommended to Bob Graham fans, and to anyone looking for children's stories that address the idea of interconnectivity. ( )
  AbigailAdams26 | Jul 11, 2017 |
A young sparrow, curious and bold, flew South in pursuit of food. He traveled through India, across the sea, and then arrived in a city where he encountered young, Edie Irvine, for just a brief moment. Within that short moment, the sparrow startled the dog, which knocked the ice cream out of Edie's grandfather's hand and into Edie's lap. As fast it had occurred, Edie's life changed forever. She had tasted vanilla ice cream for the very first time.

This wonderful account of a young girl's first experience with vanilla ice cream demonstrates how the simple things in life, that occur in the blink of an eye, are sometimes the most enjoyable. ( )
  srmorgan | Mar 27, 2016 |
  Bookman1954 | Oct 23, 2015 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0763673773, Hardcover)

A wild sparrow’s journey sets in motion a toddler’s new experience in Bob Graham’s tale of life’s surprising little turns — and unlikely connections.

Following some food, a curious young sparrow stows away in the back of a truck and takes an unusual voyage south — through the lush rice paddies of India, across the rough sea, and all the way into a bright new day. As the sun rises high over the city, he finds little Edie at a café with her grandma and granddad, and for a fleeting instant, his world meets up with hers and changes her life in the most delightful way. From the masterful Bob Graham comes an invitation to notice the smallest of moments as they unfold around us, full of unexpected promise.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:03:36 -0400)

Stowing away in the back of a truck that carries interesting-looking food, a curious young sparrow takes a voyage through the rice paddies of India, across the sea, and into a new city, where he transforms the life of a girl at a cafâe.

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