I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! šŸ™‚ We LOVE ice cream around our house. My daughter requested a trip to M Street Baking Company in Howell, MI for her recent birthday. We had heard about their amazing shakes, but it was fun to check them out for ourselves!

Birthday Milkshake from M Street Baking Company in Howell, MI.
Birthday Milkshake from M Street Baking Company in Howell, MI

A Few Ice Cream Books We Love-

Picture Book SHOULD I SHARE MY ICE CREAM by Mo Willems with Gerald holding an ice cream cone and thinking.

Gerald knows he should share his ice cream with Piggy, but he is unsure if he wants to. I love all the expressive pictures and introspection in this story. It is a great reminder about the importance of sharing and good friends.

Boy and dog with a ferris wheel of ice cream cones in the background.

I have never felt more seen than when I first read ICE CREAM SUMMER by Peter Sis. Hahaha. In this story, the main character has one thing on his mind ALL summer long. Ice Cream. Everything he does revolves around ice cream.

Picture Book titled KEITH THE CAT WITH THE MAGIC HAT by Sue Hendra & Paul Linnet. Cover picture is an orange cartoon cat with an upside down waffle cone ice cream on his head.

My girls LOVED this KEITH THE CAT WITH THE MAGIC HAT by Sue Hendra & Paul Linnet. Keith is a cat. One day an ice cream cone drops on his head and he tells his friends it is magical. Now his friends want him to prove the ice cream cone’s magic. What is he going to do now?

Picture Book titled SCOOP THE ICE CREAM TRUCK with an older ice cream truck parked on the side of the road.

I enjoyed SCOOP THE ICE CREAM TRUCK by Patricia Keeler. The story is about an older ice cream truck who’s had a good run, but things are starting to change. New flashy trucks are arriving with exciting flavors and specialized ice cream. He can’t seem to compete, so he tries changing himself. He realizes that the changes do not work either and that it’s time to retire and follow his dream. Although some may find this story a little sad, I loved the truth and reality of the business world. I love him moving on from a good life of selling ice cream to enjoying his relaxing retirement. Unique story.

Picture Book titled ICE CREAM MAN with the picture of a man holding a dish of ice cream on the cover.

ICE CREAM MAN by Glenda Armand, Kim Freeman, & Keith Mallett is a great picture book biography about Augustus Jackson and how he improved the process of making ice cream and changed it from a treat that was only enjoyed by the rich people to a treat for everyone.

PICTURE BOOK FROG AND TOAD ALL YEAR by Arnold Lobel. With Frog, Toad, and a frog snowman on the cover.

Frog and Toad All Year by Arnold Lobel contains 5 stories. I love the Ice Cream story. Toad goes to the store on a hot day to get ice cream for himself and Frog. On the way back, the sun melts the ice cream, and Toad looks like a messy, scary creature who startles all in his path. Luckily Frog recognizes Toad’s voice and helps out his best friend.

Picture Book titled ICE CREAM FACE by Heidi Woodward Sheffield. Little boy holding a waffle ice cream cone with bright-colored ice cream.

ICE CREAM FACE by Heidi Woodward Sheffield is a sweet story about all the emotions that come with waiting, enjoying, and dropping an ice cream cone. Very relatable and great for toddlers.

Even self-proclaimed “ice cream experts” will learn a lot from ICE CREAM EVERYWHERE: Sweet Stories from Around the World by Judy Campell-Smith & Lucy Semple. For example, did you know that there is an ice cream in Germany that is in the shape of spageghti noodles? (It is now on my bucket list.) Did you also know that New Zealanders eat more ice cream per person than anywhere else? Just think about how many other things you will learn if you read this book!

Free Simple Ice Cream Cone Coloring PDF Download

Ice Cream Cone Coloring Page. Ice Cream Cone Has a Smiley Face.

Ice Cream Handprint Art

Check Out this adorable handprint ice cream art:

Hand-Print Ice Cream Art

Here is a PDF of the background. I suggest printing it on cardstock so it holds the paint better.

After adding handprints (paint the top and bottom of hands different colors), cut out elongated triangles for the cones and add a little sketching to complete the ice cream and cherry on top.

I was inspired by:

funhandprintartblog.com

Jamie Bills

Other Fantastic Picture Books You Will Enjoy

Lots of picture books about underwear and a picture of underwear with a smile
Train conductor and large pile of books about trains
Lots of picture books focusing on hair.