Ice Cream Cones For Sale! by Elaine Greenstein

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Can an ice cream controversy be red hot? You bet! Here's a colorful picture book that playfully presents the great debate over who invented the ice cream cone. A perfect summer treat.

Who invented the ice cream cone? Ernst Hamwi, a wafflemaker at the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair, claimed it was his idea. But Arnold Fornachou said his cones inspired Ernst's! David Avayou reported that he brought the cone back from Paris. And Charles Menches announced that his sweetheart created the dessert. Only one man holds the patent for the first cone-making machine, though, and his claims top them all...
In this picture book, Elaine Greenstein shows young readers that history is made by ordinary dreamers -- and it can be just as cool and delicious as a fresh cold ice cream cone.
 

About Elaine Greenstein

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Elaine Greenstein has illustrated a dozen picture books, somElaine Greenstein has illustrated a dozen picture books, some of which she also wrote. As a child, she says, "Our house e of which she also wrote. As a child, she says, "Our house was on the beach. I was interested in birds, especially the was on the beach. I was interested in birds, especially the families of geese"-an interest she had in common with Konradfamilies of geese"-an interest she had in common with Konrad Lorenz. A native New Yorker, Ms. Greenstein lives in Brookl Lorenz. A native New Yorker, Ms. Greenstein lives in Brooklyn, N.Y. yn, N.Y.
 
Published June 1, 2003 by Arthur A. Levine Books. 32 pages
Genres: History, Computers & Technology, Sports & Outdoors, Cooking, Children's Books, Science & Math, Business & Economics.

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Or was it Charles Menches, whose lady friend wrapped the top of her ice cream sandwich around the flowers he gave her, and rolled the bottom into a cone to hold the ice cream?

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Ultimately, she presents the winner as someone who does not appear in the onstage line-up (Italo Marchiony, a New York City vendor was awarded the patent for the ice cream cone mold in 1903), but even readers who voted for one of the early contenders will appreciate the author's imagined scenario...

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