Picture Book Delights Young Readers With Special Ice Cream

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Author G.O. Martinez pens a yummy tale that will take children to a faraway land where they will meet a legendary ice cream maker.

For generations, ice cream has been a delicious way to cool down. This frozen delight is a favorite not only among kids, but adults as well. Author G. O. Martinez indulges young readers with a yummy treat as he takes them to a faraway kingdom where they will enjoy a taste of some special ice cream in “Count von Ice de la Cream and the Golden Ice Cream.”

Once upon a time in the faraway kingdom of Rumalia, King Gustav rules the land. He has a happy daughter, Clarisse, who is loved by everyone especially her father. She has the prettiest hair—long, golden hair that sparkles like diamonds—in the entire kingdom. So many people, and bottles of shampoo and conditioner, help in keeping her hair beautifully golden. The King has decreed it to be a treasure in the kingdom.

When the King and Clarisse ride into town, they always stop by Le Grand Ice Creamery on their way home to buy and eat some delicious ice cream created by the legendary ice cream maker, Count von Ice de la Cream. While Clarisse was deciding which flavor to get, the Count steps out of the kitchen and sees her. Her radiantly beautiful, shiny, and delicious—yes, delicious—golden hair has piqued a new, extraordinary idea for his next ice cream flavor.

Readers will find out what the Count concocts as they leaf through the pages of this charming picture book. “I hope you enjoy reading this story to your children as much as I did. And I hope they enjoy it as much as my children,” wishes the author.

“Count von Ice de la Cream and the Golden Ice Cream.” will be featured at the 2011 American Association of School Librarians Book Exhibit in Minneapolis, MN, on October 26 to 30, 2011.

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About the Author
Gerardo O. Martinez was born in Brownsville, Texas. He attended various schools in Mexico and the United States before graduating from The University of Texas at Austin with a B.S. in Civil Engineering. His career work has taken him into general contracting, engineering consulting, and property management. He writes children stories in his spare time. He currently resides in Laredo, Texas, with his wife and children.

Maria M. Barron was born in Tecate, Baja California, Mexico. She moved to Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico, at a young age where she began her lifelong carrier in art. She currently lives in Brownsville, Texas, where she is an active member of Brownsville’s art community. She specializes in ceramic and acrylic paintings.

Interested parties can visit them at http://www.thecountandfriends.com.

Count von Ice dela Cream and the Golden Ice Cream * by G. O. Martinez
Illustrated by: M. M. Barron / G. O. Martinez
Publication Date: March 4, 2011
Picture Book; $27.99; 54 pages; 978-1-4568-6522-1
Picture Book Hardcover; $36.99; 54 pages; 978-1-4568-6523-8

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