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The Ice Cream Machine

A collection of stories by

From the wild and wonderful imagination of the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Dragons Love Tacos comes this hilarious, irresistible middle grade debut, a collection of six totally different stories with the same exact name.

In these six stories, set in six distinct worlds, you’ll meet a boy and his robot nanny traveling the globe in search of the world’s tastiest treat, a child mechanical prodigy who invents the freshest dessert ever, and an evil ice cream truck driver who strikes fear in the heart of every kid in town. 

You’ll be transported to a beachside boardwalk with an ice cream stand run by a penguin, a hilltop realm ruled by a king with a sweet tooth, and a giant alien space lab with a lone human subject who longs for a taste of home. 

Each story features black-and-white interior illustrations from a different artist, including Daniel Salmieri, Charles Santoso, Liniers, Emily Hughes, Nicole Miles, and Seaerra Miller, making this book unlike any you've ever seen. So grab a cup or a cone, and watch out for brain freeze! You'll definitely want to save room for this treat.

Genre: Children's Fiction

Praise for this book

"Clever, inventive, and totally fun. The Ice Cream Machine is a blast!" - Max Brallier

"Hilarious and imaginative, a total hoot!" - Melissa De La Cruz

"Three scoops of humor with adventure on top. Kids won't be able to resist The Ice Cream Machine!" - Jeff Kinney

"Absolutely fun, smart, and kid-inspirational. Here's the proof that writing is magic!" - Jon Scieszka

"If you do not find this book fascinating, I am sorry to say there is something wrong with you." - Lemony Snicket

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