Wemberly's Ice-Cream Star by Kevin Henkes

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The little mouse from Kevin Henkes's crowd-pleasing Wemberly Worried makes a sweeter-than-cream return in this original board book.

When Wemberly gets an ice-cream star, she's immediately "worried that she might drip on her new dress." Wemberly's even more worried that her doll pal, Petal, won't get any ice cream, so she devises a kindhearted plan that requires a lot of patience: Wait for the ice-cream star to melt and split it. As Wemberly's waiting and waiting, the treat finally becomes "ice-cream star soup," and the two -- ready with their bibs on -- sit down to eat. And of course, "neither of them spilled a drop."

Like all of Henkes s popular characters -- including Lilly, Chrysanthemum, and Sheila Rae -- generous little Wemberly is simply irresistible. With a story line that really speaks to kids and bright, candy-colored artwork, this book is a sweet treat that can t be beat! Matt Warner


About Kevin Henkes

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Kevin Henkes is the author and illustrator of close to fifty critically acclaimed and award-winning picture books, beginning readers, and novels. He received the Caldecott Medal for Kitten's First Full Moon in 2005. Kevin Henkes is also the creator of a number of picture books featuring his mouse characters, including the #1 New York Times bestsellers Lilly's Big Day and Wemberly Worried, the Caldecott Honor Book Owen, and the beloved Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse. His most recent mouse character, Penny, was introduced in Penny and Her Song (2012); her story continued in Penny and Her Doll and Penny and Her Marble (a Geisel Honor Book). Bruce Handy, in a New York Times Book Review piece about A Good Day, wrote, "It should be said: Kevin Henkes is a genius." Kevin Henkes received two Newbery Honors for novels—one for his newest novel for young readers, The Year of Billy Miller, and the other for Olive's Ocean. Also among his fiction for older readers are the novels Junonia, Bird Lake Moon, The Birthday Room, and Sun & Spoon. He lives with his family in Madison, Wisconsin.
Published January 8, 2020 by Greenwillow. 24 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Nature & Wildlife, Sports & Outdoors, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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For instance, as he lists Wemberly's worries, ""Big things"" heads the list, paired with a vignette of the heroine checking on her parents in the middle of the night with a flashlight, ""I wanted to make sure you were still here."" He later shows how Wemberly's anxieties peak at the start of nurs...

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The winsome heroine of Wemberly Worried returns in a new board book from Kevin Henkes, Wemberly's Ice-Cream Star.

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