Book Review: Big Billy and the Ice Cream Truck That Wouldn't Stop! by Joe Consiglio

Big Billy and the Ice Cream Truck That Wouldn't Stop! by Joe Consiglio is a picturebook about the world's most evil, sinister, and wicked ice cream truck driver. He races past the children of Sweet Street every day. Armed with bikes, bravery, and a cunning plan, the children turn the wheels on the driver, creating delicious havoc. The confrontation escalates until a dripping pile of ice cream and an unexpected act of kindness changes everything.

Big Billy and the Ice Cream Truck That Wouldn't Stop! is a picturebook with bright colors and a message about making good choices. The ice cream, truck driver speeds by the children everyday, teasing them with his song and refusing to stop. It is only when the childr4en come together with a slightly destructive plan of action. It is only when the ice cream truck driver is stopped, and ice cream is strewn through the streets, that we see big Billy standing still and silent. His choice, completely unexpected and generous, is what turns everything around. One good choice made a significant impact and brought the neighborhood drama to an end.

Big Billy and the Ice Cream Truck That Wouldn't Stop! is not the best picturebook that I have read. it has bright, colorful illustrations which catch the eyes and silly moments. There is also a strong message that seems a little lost to me in the amount of destroyed ice cream. The book had several good points, and did the job, but I felt like it was lacking a few important pieces. 

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