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*Ice (Stories without Words)* by Arthur Geisert
Also by Arthur Geisert:

The Giant Seed (Stories Without Words)
Ice (Stories without Words)
by Arthur Geisert
Grades PreK+ 32 pages Enchanted Lion Books March 2011 Hardcover    

Ice is a wordless picture book, the second title in the Stories Without Words series. It is the story of a colony of pigs that lives on an island and is plagued by the heat. As their water supply begins to run low, they devise a plan to travel to a far off place to find a solution: ice.

This tale embodies adventure and enthusiasm to problem-solve, persevere and work together as a community, for the good of the community. The detailed and enchanting illustrations in mostly muted colors effectively reveal the inventiveness and the emotions of the pigs as they struggle through the heat, diligently build their flying boat, work together to use the ice creatively and celebrate their success.

One of the joys of this wordless picture book is that at each reading, the reader notices something new in the pictures and so spins a tale that is slightly different to the one told before. Ice is a beautiful story that will delight and spark the imagination of any reader. Highly recommended.

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