The Sweetest Scoop
Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Revolution
Chunky Monkey. Cherry Garcia. Truffle Kerfuffle.
Legendary ice cream makers Ben & Jerry are behind some of the wackiest, tastiest flavors we know and love. It all began when two groovy guys, Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield, met when they were twelve years old. Ben liked art, Jerry liked science, and they both loved food . . . especially ice cream!
They started a business together, and with no idea how to actually make ice cream, they made it happen with teamwork, determination, and an appetite for fun and experimentation. When the doors of Ben & Jerry’s Homemade ice cream shop finally opened, crowds flocked. But the pair would still have a rocky road ahead—and ambitious, activist goals to fulfill.
Chock-full of facts and humor, this entertaining biography about two hardworking partners living their Americone Dream gives readers plenty to chew on. Through their inventiveness, passion, and activism, Ben & Jerry dreamed of making the world a better, more delicious place—one scoop at a time.
Praise For The Sweetest Scoop: Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Revolution…
— Ben Cohen & Jerry Greenfield, Co-founders of Ben & Jerry’s
"Sprinkled with anecdotes, the lively text tells of two men who worked well together, pursuing an entrepreneurial goal with imagination as well as determination. . .This picture book offers an entertaining account of how Ben and Jerry founded Ben and Jerry's."
"This upbeat account neatly balances serendipity, determination, and instinctual business acumen, and Innerst deploys the swirly, melty, chunky attributes of her ink and watercolor medium to keep the inviting textures of ice cream on constant display."
— The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"With ample humor and delightful illustrations this lively history of the founding and success of Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream will both entertain young readers and offer lessons in perseverance and determination."
— School Library Journal
Abrams Books for Young Readers, 9781419748035, 40pp.
Publication Date: May 10, 2022
About the Author
Stacy Innerst is an illustrator who’s received many awards for his work. He lives in Pittsburgh.