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I Scream, Ice Cream!, A Book of Wordles by Amy Krouse Rosenthal – Books for Kids to Read

It’s Felicia! Today’s review is of I Scream! Ice Cream!: A Book of Wordles by Amy Krouse Rosenthal.

What’s a “wordle”? My girls wanted to know when they saw this book on Friday afternoon at our local bookstore. At first I thought it was a made up nonsense word, but after looking it up online, I discovered that a wordle is a real thing!

It is two grouping of words that sound the same, but mean different things. They are also spelled differently. It is what a homophone would be if it were a phrase!

My girls both love word and letter play, William Steig’s book, “CDB” (See The Bee) is one of their very favorite books, so when they saw this book, filled with cute and colorful illustrations, and wordles like “icy” and “I see”, we could absolutely not pass it up. Even though we were at the bookstore to buy a present for a friend, we walked out with a book for our own library.

The book is written like a guessing game and Serge Bloch’s (who describes himself as a fungi) illustrations bring the wordles to life. There is a brief introduction to what a wordle is on the title page and accompanied by an example of a few easy wordles to hook your child. “Heroes, he rows!” “I scream! Two bucks! Ice cream! Two bucks!” are the easier puzzles.

The book quickly advances to “A family affair.” and “A family of hair.” and the way it is written, I promise that it will keep your kid guessing what the answer is to each witty wordplay on the following page. There are fourteen puzzles scattered throughout the book and this book is our favorite new bedtime read.

I love Amy Krouse Rosenthal (who is a tie knee purse on) and we have collected many of her books already in our library. I hope that you check this book out and enjoy turning the pages as my family has!

Go HERE to get it on Amazon. Or better yet, shop local and head to Brazos Bookstore!

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