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Ice Cream Soup

3.79  ·  Rating details ·  136 ratings  ·  25 reviews
[Penguin Young Readers Level 1]

What happens when you try to make an ice cream cake, but add too much stuff? You end up with ice cream soup! This original Level 1 reader with rhyming text is perfect for beginning readers.
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published May 16th 2013 by Penguin Young Readers
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Audrey
Oct 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
it's funny! it's messy and H enjoyed when he added the different toppings especially the gummy bears. it's great for starting to learn to read, prompting kids to talk about what he's adding next. we also enjoyed the two little kitten companions ...more
Bhargavi Balachandran
Apr 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
What an adorable story! My five year old loved it. It had a few difficult words, and is longer than most books she reads independently, but she pulled through with a bit of prompting. Perfect for slightly more confident almost-level 2 readers. Great way for them to learn spellings of colours and numbers upto five too.
Lorraine
Sep 22, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-in-2020
Fiona read this to me when I was feeling unwell, and there is nothing so delightful as being read to by your second-grader.
Jennifer
Oct 10, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: food
I picked this up because another librarian recommended it to me for my "Letter I" story time. It's just not a good read aloud, there's no real story to it. But, it is a leveled reader and it's great at that. ...more
Molly Cluff (Library!)
Feb 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
I love the rhyming cadence of this one--I can't fathom eating like ten scoops of ice cream in one sitting, ahhhh! Although the sundae he makes does look pretty good. He tries making an ice cream cake but it all just melts together ...more
Marian
Dec 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a cute beginning reading book. The text is simple, but the story and illustrations are very engaging. Any child would relate to the desire to make a gigantic ice cream cake, but would realize that this character has overdone it. Love it!
Ashlie
Dec 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
"I liked it" ...more
Donna Mork
Jun 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Wants to make an ice cream cake, instead makes soup.
Emi30451
Feb 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
it was very funny.
Miss Sarah
Nov 17, 2019 rated it liked it
A preschool and up easy reader about a boy making an ice cream cake and all the stuff he adds to it.
Hungry For Books
Nov 27, 2020 rated it really liked it
For emergent readers this is a fun read because what kid doesn't love ice cream? The boy in this story goes wild and makes an ice cream sundae any child would fantasize about. ...more
Ashley Adkins
Oct 12, 2017 rated it it was ok
I know this is a level reader book but the story did not seem very strong in relation to character development and story development.
Christine Grant
Aug 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: storytime
Countdown to Kindergarten: Letter I. NC Digital Kids. When a boy tries to make an ice cream cake, he finds that it doesn't last very long. ...more
Quinn
Apr 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Enqi said she like it because she like ice cream, that makes her feel cool
Hillary Anson
Nov 13, 2015 rated it really liked it
Summary: This little boy is about to make the world's first Ice Cream Sundae Mountain, and he has all the ingredients to do so. One thing after another, the ice cream pile gets bigger and bigger. Then, something horrible happens and the boy has to find a way to fix this ice cream mess! What does the little boy end up doing with all that ice cream?

Activity: Great problem solving book that teaches kids to roll with the punches and embrace any snags in their plans. Have a class wide discussion abou
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Angie
Apr 24, 2015 rated it really liked it
Synopsis: "What happens when you try to make an ice cream cake, but add too much stuff? You end up with ice cream soup! This original Level 1 reader with rhyming text is perfect for beginning readers."

My Rating: This is a fun and silly book for those beginning readers. It is a great level one book with large print, simple words and sentences and a story to keep attention. Many of the words are sight words that early readers will be able to pick up on. The story is also so silly, about making an
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Diana
Aug 01, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: storytime
This was part of my ice cream storytime. The kids did a great job of chiming in with the "pat and pat" portion and also enjoyed calling out which ingredient he would add next. But the end just wasn't quite right and didn't sound resolved enough. Even my kids noticed, since they all just sorta sat there waiting for more. *shrugs* Still, I'd use it again, since there isn't a whole lot out there about ice cream. ...more
Penny Pendleton
Aug 28, 2013 rated it it was ok
While the illustrations are magical, I think it would send the wrong message to children that its alright to use tons and tons of sugar and candy, with no consequences. It wasn't until I was 17 that I learned that having a bowl of ice cream doesn't mean that you have to jam pack as much as possible into the container. I think this book has the potential to hinder, not improve. To entertain, but not to teach. ...more
David
Oct 01, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: cadl, kids
Ice Cream Soup is our third favorite Penguin Young Readers, Level 1 book.
It's a bit harder than the others, so our 5-year-old granddaughter couldn't always read it alone, but she liked the story better than some of the others.

(Penguin Young Readers, Level 1D.)
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Heather Jo
Jan 26, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: meggie-list
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Annabelle
Jan 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing


I loved this book!❤️ Because I love to cook!
Aaliyah
Oct 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Aaliyah really enjoyed this book. The first thing she said was, "That's not soup, that's ice cream." LOL! This child is NOT easily misled/tricked! LOL! ...more
Addison James
Aug 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
The best bonk in.the whole wide world!
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