Parents' Guide to

Ice Cream Man: How Augustus Jackson Made a Sweet Treat Better

By Diondra K. Brown, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Sweet picture book about the inventor of modern ice cream.

Ice Cream Man: How Augustus Jackson Made a Sweet Treat Better cover.

A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this book.

Community Reviews

There aren't any parent reviews yet. Be the first to review this title.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: Not yet rated
Kids say: Not yet rated

This beautifully illustrated book is a good reminder that there are lots of sweet facts about history that are important to uncover. Ice Cream Man: How Augustus Jackson Made a Sweet Treat Better is an inspiring and important story about overcoming obstacles and working your way to the top. The story's realistic images are engaging for young readers, and the text breaks down the process of making ice cream in a developmentally appropriate way. It's nice to know that ice cream was created to make us all smile!

Book Details

Did we miss something on diversity?

Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.

Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are created by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.

See how we rate