Kids Books NZ ~ This is a very summery story. And what do New Zealanders do on a hot summer’s day? We eat icecream, of course! Joe gets his pocket money and makes a beeline for the local icecream store. What does he get? Chocolate with chocolate flakes – yum! But he’s not even out of the door before he licks too eagerly – and the icecream splats on the floor. Fortunately Mr Scooper gives him another one. But it’s so hot, and the icecream melts – what a mess! A second visit results in Joe being given a goody goody gum drops icecream – he sits down to eat it – and a seagull swoops down… you won’t believe what Joe has to eat instead of an icecream!
The light summery illustrations with their pastel colours are just right for this tasty story. But be ready to take your pre-schoolers to the shop for an icecream as soon as you’ve finished reading… Read more NZ kids book reviews.
About the Kiwi author and illustrator
Karen Mowbray lives in Matangi with her husband and three children. She is a primary school teacher with a varied 20 years of teaching behind her, both in NZ and overseas. Ooey Gooey Gone is her first book.
Lisa Allen is an illustrator and designer based in Muriwai. She has illustrated a number of picture books and has a variety of different illustration styles across a range of media.