SPIKE AND CUBBY’S ICE CREAM ISLAND ADVENTURE by Heather Sellers

SPIKE AND CUBBY’S ICE CREAM ISLAND ADVENTURE

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Age Range: 4 - 8
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KIRKUS REVIEW

Spike and Cubby are two canine collaborators (writer and artist, as it happens), each with a major sweet tooth. Their jaunt to the grand opening of Ice Cream Island becomes a hapless journey when they are belayed by the indifferent cats who run the ferry and forbid their passage. Undaunted, they rent a sailboat—“Of course I know how to sail,” says Spike—but halfway there encounter the kind of sudden storm reserved for the tropics. A double-paged spread has a giant wave tossing them and the boat into the wind and the water: “It was a terrible, terrible moment.” Not to worry, for real-life collaborators Sellers and Young, both dog lovers themselves, have provided for the happy ending to this friendly adventure. Spike the dog, who really is “a swimmer, not a sailor,” tows them in for a creamy reward. Simple happy fun for young sailors, dog-lovers, and the few who like ice cream. “Spumoni Baloney Grande,” anyone? (Picture book. 4-8)

Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 2004
ISBN: 0-8050-6910-0
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Henry Holt
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Oct. 1st, 2004




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