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Tales of the Dairy Godmother: Chuck's Ice Cream Wish

Viola Butler Ward Jenkins Emma D. Dryden

40 pages
Feeding Minds Press

What happens when you wish for all the ice cream you can eat? The Dairy Godmother appears to make your dairy dreams come true and to highlight dairy farming and the hard work it takes to make the popular treat.

In this fairy tale twist, Chuck gets his wish granted – poof! – by his Dairy Godmother. She transports Chuck onto his very own dairy farm – because what better way to have all the ice cream you could ever eat? With humor and heart, Chuck learns how farmers care for cows, what cows eat, and what happens to all that milk. Through his journey, Chuck gains an even deeper love and appreciation for his favorite food.

Young readers will love this “dairy tale” that details the inner workings of a dairy farm and what it takes to be a dairy farmer – and where ice cream comes from.

This book is perfect to pair with a trip to an ice cream shop, dairy farm, or to inspire kids to make their own ice cream at home.

About the publisher: Feeding Minds Press is a project of the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture whose mission is to build awareness and understanding of agriculture through education. We focus on helping young readers understand where their food comes from, who grows it, and how it gets to them and believe in cultivating curiosity about food and farming and how agriculture plays a role in our daily lives. All books from Feeding Minds Press have accompanying lessons, activities, and videos to further learning available on their website, Feedingmindspress.com.

Author Bio
Viola Butler struggled to read growing up, but once she figured it out, she couldn’t stop! Books and stories have always been a favorite of hers, only to be topped by her love of cake. Chuck’s Ice Cream Wish is her first published book. She lives in the suburbs with family and her cat who hates everyone. Ward Jenkins is an illustrator and storyboard artist from the Atlanta, Georgia area. His illustrated picture books include Chicks Run Wild, Rocket Shoes, and Salam Alaikum: A Message of Peace, as well as the Good Crooks series. Additionally, he has served as storyboard artist for several animated TV series such as My Little Pony and Bing. Ward extensively researched for this book by visiting dairy farms in Georgia and would like to thank the Georgia Farm Bureau, Ag in the Classroom, and The Dairy Alliance for their insight and generosity. Ward lives with his photographer wife, Andrea and two teenagers, Ava and Ezra and has not shaved his beard since 2010. Visit him at www.wardjenkins.com.