Ice

Ice

Book - 2011
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This wordless tale depicts a community of pigs that suffer from the heat and go in search of ice despite the odds against them.
Publisher: Brooklyn, NY : Enchanted Lion Books, 2011
Edition: 1st American ed
ISBN: 9781592700981
1592700985
Branch Call Number: j Picture Book Gei
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 26 x 16 cm

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vpl_childrens Dec 15, 2015

Pigs live on an island that is too hot, so they make plans and follow through to bring an iceberg from the arctic. Interesting and quirky.

ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD Aug 12, 2012

We Americans are used to books dipped in glitter and outrageous characters that scream across crowded bookstores and libraries, “PICK ME!!! PICK ME!! I’M THE ONE!!!!” Arthur Geisert books, in comparison, sit quietly in amongst themselves playing a hand of Pinochle or, if they’re feeling particularly daring, maybe a round of Hearts. Should you choose to pick one up to read, it will tip its hat politely to you but make no attempt to smoother you with its marvelousness. All this came to mind when I read one of Geisert’s latest creations. Ice is a simple story focusing on pigs and glaciers. Still Ice really isn’t like any other book out there. Consider it delicate and delightful.

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ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD Aug 12, 2012

ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 3 and 8

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ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD Aug 12, 2012

On long horizontal pages, our wordless tale begins with a look at an island. The sun sits big and low over a series of adapted huts. At one end of the island sits a kind of pit or pool, low on water, where the resident pigs fill up their buckets. That night a conference is called and next thing you know the pigs are hoisting the rigging on their one and only ship. Not content with mere sails, a balloon is inflated and off go the pigs. Soon enough they locate some enormous glaciers. Enterprising to the last, they connect their ship to one such ice chunk (sails are added to help drag it along) and when they return home the ice is put to use. The bulk is added to the pool, but even smaller squares can be put to good use when they become impromptu air-conditioning aids. By the end, the pigs are happy yet again, and the hot days are tempered at last.

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