I Campaigned for Ice Cream: A Boy’s Quest for Ice Cream Trucks
Author: Suzanne Jacobs Lipshaw
Illustrator: Wendy Leach
Published: April 24, 2019
Reviewed By: Jessica
Date Read: June 10, 2019
Jessica’s Rating: 5 stars
I scream! You scream!
Josh…campaigns…for ice cream!
I Campaigned for Ice Cream is an upbeat, educational, and heartwarming true story of Joshua Lipshaw, who as a nine-year-old petitioned his local government to change an outdated law that prevented ice cream trucks from driving through his town. Complete with adorable illustrations by Wendy Leach, this sweet book is a tasty treat for young readers as well as a lesson that they too can make a difference in their communities. Relive Josh’s passionate journey as he works to bring the joy of ice cream trucks to his town.
This is a brilliant yet short children’s picture book that has an even bigger message: One person can make a difference- even kids! Ice Cream also shows how important it is to stand up for what you believe in.
Josh Lipshaw is just nine years old and he sees the need for ice cream trucks in his town during the summer. After all, other towns have ice cream trucks! He goes campaigning for ice cream trucks and even speaks at the town hall giving his reasons. And guess what: He succeeds!
This story is based off the true incident of Josh Lipshaw and this picture book was written by his mother. This occurred from July 2001- April 2002. Ice Cream shows children how drive and determination help to accomplish something, no matter how big or small. This feel good story had me laughing at the end. This children’s picture book with definitely help kids feel good about themselves and show how important that they are.
There is also a glossary of terms at the end of the story book for the ‘bigger words’ that young children may not understand. The pictures are wonderful and definitely add to the story. This would be a good book for those in the ages of 6 and up.
Special thanks to Warren Publishing me for granting me a copy to read via Netgalley. It was a pleasure to read and review!