In this kid-pleasing poetry collection, Dennis Lee delves into the special and imaginative world of children. Young readers will fall in love with Lee’s accessible, light-hearted verse, which addresses their concerns and curiosities, from digging holes to foreign lands to searching for the perfect pet. David McPhail’s gorgeous and appealing watercolor paintings of children and animals portray both the familiar and the fantastic, extending the meaning of the poems and providing a colorful feast for the eye.
About the Author
DENNIS LEE is Toronto’s first Poet Laureate, an Officer of the Order of Canada and the author of timeless children’s collections such as Alligator Pie, Garbage Delight, Jelly Belly, Bubblegum Delicious and The Ice Cream Store. He has received many honours, including the Vicky Metcalf Award for Children’s Literature, for his body of work, and is also an acclaimed poet for adults. His poetry is anthologized and read around the world.
STARRED REVIEW: “Like Alligator Pie, Garbage Delight, and Jelly Belly, this book will be loved for its rhythm, fun, and juxtaposition of the strange and the everyday.”
— Quill & Quire
“Lee’s use of words and images seem part of a real child’s world, and McPhail’s very realistically drawn subjects dance, think, and dream. Whether they are from around the block or around the world, children everywhere will love visiting The Ice Cream Store.”
— School Library Journal