Isaac the Ice Cream Truck

by Santoro, Scott.

Format: Print Book 1999
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Every day Isaac the Ice Cream Truck drives through the streets, singing his song and bringing ice cream to the people of the city. Even though he makes everyone happy, Isaac begins to doubt himself. He's not the biggest truck or the fastest truck or the strongest truck. Isaac wishes that he were special too.This is a warmhearted story with a satisfying ending, when Isaac learns that even a small ice cream truck can make a big difference. The music and lyrics for Isaac's ice cream song are printed on the book's last page.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Ages 2^-5. Driving around the city streets, Isaac the Ice Cream Truck feels insignificant as he watches the big trucks do their important work. One day, however, he finds himself trapped between fire engines until the flames in a nearby building have been extinguished. As the firefighters gather around to enjoy his ice cream, Isaac basks in their appreciation and finds that his job is to make people happy. The theme may be tired, but the retrostyle of Santoro's colored-pencil artwork looks as inviting as a Creamsicle on a hot summer's day. The well-composed spreads, rich with heavily applied colors, offer a variety of lively street scenes. Young children will particularly enjoy the many personified vehicles with their changing expressions and distinctive personalities. Certain small truck lovers will find just what they're looking for here. --Carolyn Phelan"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Making his debut, Santoro tells the story of Isaac, a bright pink ice cream truck with a big self-esteem problem: "He felt a little silly when he looked around and saw what great things the other trucks could do." Even though people always come running when they hear his cheery song (music is provided at the end of the book), it isn't until he provides much-needed refreshment for some weary firefighters that Isaac realizes his self-worth: "He could do something very, very specialÄIsaac could make people happy!" Santoro's background in film animation shows in his sense of perspective, such as the fire-fighting scene's vertical thrust or the forward lean of a semi-truck carrying automobiles. The text at times lapses into a treacly verbosity, but Santoro's considerable visual acumen will likely appeal to truck and Good Humor fans alike. Ages 3-5. (May) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Trucks -- Fiction.
Ice cream -- Fiction.
Self-acceptance -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :Holt,1999
Edition 1st ed.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
ISBN 0805052968 (alk. paper)
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