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The Ice Cream Machine

book | Fiction | Apr 2022
US → Putnam (Ed. Jen Klonsky & Stephanie Pitts)

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.

Reader, be advised that the events in this book may tickle your funny bone: A boy and his robot nanny travel the globe in search of the world's tastiest treat. A girl and her sister compete in an ice cream eating contest—against an honest-to-goodness pig. A child prodigy invents a new way to create the freshest dessert ever. And we should probably mention the evil ice cream seller terrorizing local kids; the sorcerer’s assistant who must conjure icy cream out of thin air for the king, or else; and the sole human subject stuck on a giant alien space lab, who longs for the 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.

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Roxane Edouard manages the translation rights for The Ice Cream Machine

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Reviews

Every story in this collection is distinct and original, imaginative and inventive… with humor reminiscent of Louis Sachar and an outlandishness that brings Roald Dahl to mind.

Shelf Awareness

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

Hilarious and imaginative, a total hoot!

Melissa de la Cruz, author of The Descendants series

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

Clever, inventive, and totally fun. The Ice Cream Machine is a blast!

Max Brailler, author of The Last Kids on Earth

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

Clever, inventive, and totally fun. The Ice Cream Machine is a blast!

Max Brailler, author of The Last Kids on Earth

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

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

Clever, inventive, and totally fun. The Ice Cream Machine is a blast!

Max Brailler, author of The Last Kids on Earth

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

There is something you need to know: 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

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