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Created by Arthur Geisert
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About the Book
Invested once again in his porcine universe, Geisert here tells the story of a community of pigs that is suffering from the hear. Rather than be sapped of energy, they go in search of ice. Possessed of a great can-do spirit, these pigs are carried along by seamless storytelling through a joyful tale of taking charge and getting things done. The illustrations bring the action to life, making this a real page-turner and a great read aloud!
Awards and Reviews
"As much fun as it is to burrow oneself in the odd little world of Geisert's meticulously etched and colored artwork, the great opening here is to winder what's happening between and outside the pages. Why are the pigs on the island anyway? How did they get such a fantastic flying ship? How often do they go iceberg hunting? What other amazing adventures await them? A golden opportunity to interact creatively with children and get those young imaginations firing. " - Ian Chipman, Booklist
The Wall Street Journal reviews ICE here .
"Although these pigs demonstrate the wondrous resourcefulness that Geisert fans have come to expect, it’s their surreal setting that steals the show. This title is as much about big questions as small details, and the audience is compelled to ponder and create a backstory that can account for the community’s predicament and its quirky resolution." - Elizabeth Bush, The Center for Children's Books
"I can't tell you how many times I've flipped through this book. The illustrations are so full of detail that you can open the book to any page and spend a good while just taking it all in. [...]
If you like to point out the lessons found in kid books, you could talk about how the pigs work together to solve their problem, how to nourish collaborative creativity like the pigs did in their brainstorming session or even how the pigs had to adapt to their changing environment, something we all have to do at some point in life. And there are always the simple lessons, too: sharing, dreaming and caring about your fellow pig (or human)." - Kim Mills, News-Records.com, Greensboro, NC
"Share this book with a child who loves looking closely. Or even better, curl up together and share some time with ice, invention and imagination." - Tasha Saecker, wakingbraincells.com
"The detailed and enchanting illustrations in mostly muted colors effectively reveal the inventiveness and the emotions of the pigs as they struggle through the heat, diligently build their their flying boat, work together to use the ice creatively and celebrate their success.
One of the joys of this wordless picture book is that at each reading, the reader notices something new in the pictures and so spins a tale that is slightly different to the one told before. Ice is a beautiful story that will delight and spark the imagination of any reader. Highly recommended." - Maya Fleischmann, for curledupkids.com
Read here what A Year of Reading has to say about Ice.