Saffron Ice Cream

Written & Illustrated by Rashin Kheiriyeh 


"With her colorful, exuberant folk-art illustrations and upbeat, friendly tone, Rashin makes a daunting cross-cultural leap seem as easy as a summer breeze." -- New York Times Book Review

Rashin is excited about her first visit to the beach in her family's new home. On the way there, she remembers what beach trips were like in Iran, the beautiful Caspian Sea, the Persian music, and most of all, the saffron ice cream she shared with her best friend, Azadeh. But there are wonderful things in this new place as well -- a subway train, exciting music... and maybe even a new friend!


Reviews and Awards

"With her colorful, exuberant folk-art illustrations and upbeat, friendly tone, Rashin makes a daunting cross-cultural leap seem as easy as a summer breeze." - New York Times Book Review

⋆"Bright oil-and-acrylic paints on handmade paper gives texture and delightful energy to the presentation, adding to the joyous, celebratory excitement of a first visit to a new place... A must-purchase." - School Library Journal, starred review

"Lively and imaginative illustrations on two-page spreads adorn the simple premise of the book... Genuine." - Kirkus Reviews

"An entertaining, heartfelt story... Kheiriyeh's sensory text evokes the sights, sounds, smells, and tastes experienced... Bright and colorful." - Horn Book

"Vibrant illustrations bursting with color and texture.... This charming story is a perfect summertime pick and a refreshingly upbeat, relatable account of an immigrant experience." - Booklist


Purchase Options
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Summer 2018
Picture Book
ISBN: 978-1-338-15052-0
Price: $17.99
Trim Size: 9 1/4" x 11 1/2"
Page Count: 40