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
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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...| Read Full Review of Wemberly's Ice-Cream Star