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5.0 out of 5 stars The Chitty Chitty Bang Bang of the sundae trade!
A year or two ago I read this to my daughter (aged 6/7) and we both enjoyed it. She has read it many times since and we have bought the sequel. Today, spotting the negative review here on Amazon, I feel moved to redress the balance. I haven't seen the TV series, so I judge the book purely on its own merit.
The Ice Cream Mystery is a great book to read to the younger...
Published on 25 Sept. 2008 by ELH Browning

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2.0 out of 5 stars Ice cream
This book was disappointing after having watched the children's television series which was based on this book and I had bought the book specifically for my daughter after having seen the television series which she thoroughly enjoyed. It must have been very loosely based as it was set in a different area, the children only had one parent and the only thing that was the...
Published on 11 Oct. 2004


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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Chitty Chitty Bang Bang of the sundae trade!, 25 Sept. 2008
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ELH Browning "Esther-Lou" (Kingston Bagpuize, Oxon) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: The Ice-Cream Machine (Paperback)
A year or two ago I read this to my daughter (aged 6/7) and we both enjoyed it. She has read it many times since and we have bought the sequel. Today, spotting the negative review here on Amazon, I feel moved to redress the balance. I haven't seen the TV series, so I judge the book purely on its own merit.
The Ice Cream Mystery is a great book to read to the younger child or for newly confident readers to read to themselves. The underlying idea, a magical ice cream van (Macaroni) is guaranteed to catch the imagination of most primary-school-age readers. Two children and their pet goat accidentally unleash a pip-popping zip-zapping secret ingredient into Macaroni's ice-cream and a gentle adventure ensues. Where is Macaroni going in the middle of the night, and why? And can she and the children help with a seaside rescue?
This story may not be an action-packed thriller, and there are no sinister bullies, or plots to overthrow the world. It is however a great book to take a step on from the easiest paperbacks like the Rainbow Fairies and The Magic Treehouse series, with a picture every few pages.
This is a charming story that will appeal to both boys and girls alike, and especially those with a sweet tooth who'll be desperate to try the delicious-sounding Marshmallow Squidge and Chocowobble ice-cream flavours. And if they enjoy it, and its blue sequel "Totally Fizzbombed", then you might like The Mum Shop by Ceci Jenkinson for the same fresh and sparkly feel.
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5.0 out of 5 stars My 5 year old boy loved this story, over and over again, 5 April 2014
This review is from: The Ice-Cream Machine (Paperback)
No real baddies, just a good fun romp with a magic old fashioned ice cream van with a past that with a bit of spit and polish comes to life and enhances the lives of the family that take it on. A real feel good story, with a happy ending.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Ice cream, 11 Oct. 2004
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This book was disappointing after having watched the children's television series which was based on this book and I had bought the book specifically for my daughter after having seen the television series which she thoroughly enjoyed. It must have been very loosely based as it was set in a different area, the children only had one parent and the only thing that was the same was the actual ice cream van.
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