Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Master Brooks's Bookses: Should I Share My Ice Cream?


            Sorry it has been so long since my last review, but lately life in our household has been hectic. And a little strange. First, my mommy and daddy started asking me if I would like to have a baby brother. I’m not sure what a baby brother is, but I try to be cooperative as often as possible, so in response to the question, I always say, “Okay.” Then some men came to our house and started tearing up the big, messy room upstairs. Now Daddy asks me if I want to sleep up there with Bennett. Huh? Who’s Bennett? And why would I want to sleep upstairs with him? Sounds kind of scary to me. My answer to that question is an unequivocal “No.”  Cooperation is fine in its place, but no need to get carried away. 

Should I Share My Ice Cream? (An Elephant and Piggie Book)            The best thing that has happened over the past few weeks, though, is that I turned two.  Two!!! Can you believe it? And for my second birthday, Aunt Missy and Uncle Brandon gave me a terrific new book by Mo Willems entitled Should I Share My Ice Cream?  

Aunt Missy reading my new book to me.
It's a particularly gripping moment in the plot
when Gerald's ice cream is about to fall on
the ground!
     Of course, my immediate reaction to that question is “no way,” but remember I’m working on cooperation these days, so I decided to give the book a read-through and see what it had to say on the subject. I’m glad I did. Not only did I read it once but about twenty-one-hundred times just to be sure I got the message right. It seems that sharing is a good idea. Not only does it pay off in the event your own ice cream cone falls on the ground, but also sharing ice cream with a good friend can double the pleasure of the experience. In addition to the great story, I enjoyed the simple, comic-like illustrations of Gerald the elephant (who, by the way, wears glasses), his friend Piggie, and LOTS and LOTS of pastel -colored ice cream cones! 




            Yum! I’m making myself hungry. Think I’ll close this post and go have a snack. Maybe some ice cream.

I give Should I Share My Ice Cream 5 out of 5 goldfish.
(Another good idea for a snack!)
       

             

 

           

 

 

 

 

3 comments:

  1. Oh, we LOVE Mo Willems!! Master Brooks has hit the nail on the head with this review. Pigeon, Gerald and Piggie, Knuffle Bunny, Leonardo the Terrible Monster . . . we love them all. "There's a Bird on My Head" is a particularly delightful Gerald and Piggie book. We have not yet encountered "Should I Share My Ice Cream," but it will be added to our Must-Read List. Thank you, Master Brooks! (And good luck with the baby brother thing.)

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    1. Thanks for the great recommendations. I was not previously familiar with this author, but I will definitely be adding the volumes you listed to my library!

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  2. Thanks for the book recommendation- we can never have enough books on the benefits of sharing!

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