Ice-Cream Cones for Sale!

Ice-Cream Cones for Sale!

by Elaine Greenstein


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Can an ice cream controversy be red hot? You bet! Here's a colorful picture book that playfully presents the great debate over who invented the ice cream cone. A perfect summer treat.

Who invented the ice cream cone? Ernst Hamwi, a wafflemaker at the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair, claimed it was his idea. But Arnold Fornachou said his cones inspired Ernst's! David Avayou reported that he brought the cone back from Paris. And Charles Menches announced that his sweetheart created the dessert. Only one man holds the patent for the first cone-making machine, though, and his claims top them all...
In this picture book, Elaine Greenstein shows young readers that history is made by ordinary dreamers -- and it can be just as cool and delicious as a fresh cold ice cream cone.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780439327282
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 04/30/2003
Edition description: 1ST
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 10.34(w) x 10.14(h) x 0.06(d)
Lexile: AD690L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 10 Years

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natasha.bevis on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This an informational book with accurate facts and a story about how the first ice cream cone was created. Even though there were many who acclaimed to be the first ones to invent the ice cream cone, there was one man who claimed to be the one in 1903. So the author clearly makes sure that the readers use their own speculation before deciding the actual inventors of the ice cream cone.Level: PrimaryStars: Character