About Me I am a retired librarian and I now support books and authors through my reviews.

I have always loved to read and I was able to share that love through my work as a public librarian for 22 1/2 years. I now promote literacy by reading, and then writing reviews. I love to support authors by sharing my reviews with others!

Saturday, February 3, 2024

Isaac's Ice Cream Tree by Angela Henderson, Rachael Koppendrayer (Illustrator)

Isaac's Ice Cream Tree

Isaac loves the sugar maple in his yard, and he can't help but feel bad for it when its branches are winter-bare. He decides to give it a gift...and is surprised when the tree returns the favor in the new morning snow, presenting him with balls of...ice cream!
But how long can the magic last with spring on the horizon?

This magical exploration through the colors of the rainbow, the days of the week, and some of our favorite fruits is sure to delight readers of all ages!


What can be better than having ice cream every day? What if the ice cream is found on trees and there's a different flavor to try each day? This is the delightful story that's found in Isaac's Ice Cream Tree. Isaac can go to this special tree and choose a different flavor each day of the week! He enjoys this all winter but changes occur when Spring arrives and the temperatures begin to warm. The ice cream begins to melt and then, a rainbow appears. Isaac realizes that the melted colors have now created a rainbow and he is reminded that 'Even when the magic seems gone, always remember to look for the rainbow!

Isaac's Ice Cream Tree is a wonderful book for children! It has easy-to-read text and colorful illustrations, but I especially like that children don't realize that they're learning as they read. Colors, fruits, and the days of the week are a part of this fun story, imagination is encouraged, and so is positivity. And, if they choose to do so, it's also a perfect opportunity for parents to discuss the spiritual meaning of the rainbow!

I received a copy of this book from WhiteSpark Publishing. There was no obligation for a positive review.

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


Angela Henderson Smith resides in Dallas, Texas, where she teaches middle school English Language Arts & Reading and is a mother of three. Exploring children’s books for twelve years with her own children during numerous “story times” at the local library and reading hundreds of books to her children, her passion for quality children’s literature led her to write her own work. She’s been able to share her love of literature with over a thousand followers by featuring authors and books. She’s thrilled to introduce her own creative story where magical moments lead to positive perspectives. 


I’m Rachael Koppendrayer—artist, illustrator, writer, and lover of stories.

Raised on the small dairy farm in central Minnesota that my great-grandfather established when he emigrated from Sweden, I grew up surrounded by fields, pasture, woods, and swamp—all ripe for exploration and inspiration. Though I have since traveled the world it is the images of my home and heritage that continue to inspire my artwork most.

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