The Ice Cream Machine (Hardcover)
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.
“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
“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
“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
“Hilarious and imaginative, a total hoot!” —Melissa de la Cruz, author of the Descendants series
“Clever, inventive, and totally fun. The Ice Cream Machine is a blast!” —Max Brallier, author of The Last Kids on Earth
“Entertaining . . . The variety of artistic styles forms a pleasing complement to the different entries.” —Kirkus Reviews