The Ice Cream King

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For as long as he can remember, Lionel has wanted two things: all the ice cream he can eat and the best job in the world-to be a king would be nice. Lionel even goes to King School and studies hard to be the best monarch possible. Imagine his shock when he finds out that the job of king isn't something any ordinary boy can apply for. Just when it seems that he'll never get to wear a crown, something delicious happens!

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Overview

For as long as he can remember, Lionel has wanted two things: all the ice cream he can eat and the best job in the world-to be a king would be nice. Lionel even goes to King School and studies hard to be the best monarch possible. Imagine his shock when he finds out that the job of king isn't something any ordinary boy can apply for. Just when it seems that he'll never get to wear a crown, something delicious happens!

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Children's Literature - Heidi Green
Lionel has two desires: one, he wants ice cream; two, he wants to be a king when he grows up. After all, Lionel thinks, being king pays well and ensures power. Furthermore, as king, he will be able to get as much ice cream as he wants. So decided, he sets off with his dog Prince to study at the King School. It is only after completing his studies that Lionel discovers that being a king is not a job that one applies for, and the school he's graduated from is suddenly out of business. Help comes in the form of an ice cream vendor, and McEvoy's ending is perfectly Lionel! The illustrations are charming, bright and humorous. The text is seasoned with both visual and textual king jokes.
Kirkus Reviews
With dreams of dispensing ice cream to all his subjects, Lionel enrolls in King School; upon graduating, he sets out, diploma in hand, to seek a palace of his very own. However, the demand for qualified kings is limited, while the competition is fierce. When Lionel learns that the job of king isn't something that can be applied for (a detail not discussed during his course of instruction) and even worse, that the school he attended has gone out of business, he's forced to reassess his career opportunities. Illustrations reminiscent of Bill Peet's work complement this slim, silly story, suitable for preschoolers who can appreciate the in-joke about kings as well as the ice cream trimmings. (Picture book. 3-5)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780773760240
  • Publisher: Stoddart Kids
  • Publication date: 7/1/1999
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 28
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.31 (w) x 10.53 (h) x 0.23 (d)

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