Imagine a place with all-you-can-eat ice cream, a pool full of sprinkles, edible balloons, and a chocolate fountain...sounds like something out of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, doesn’t it? But for a while, this was no work of fiction, but a real place. Where, you ask, could you find all of these magical things? The Museum of Ice Cream. It popped up for a month in NYC this August, and tickets were—understandably—quickly sold out.
Sure, we all would have liked a chance to visit the Museum of Ice Cream, but nobody would have enjoyed it more than Ice Cream Man from Naoshi’s Ice Cream Work. He would fit right in!
Ice Cream Man of Naoshi's Ice Cream Work
We can just imagine Ice Cream Man jumping into the magical-looking sprinkle pool, just as he jumped as his Tuesday job as a Party Popper. Do you think a Sprinkle-Jumper would pay more than 100 cream an hour?
He also would have worked as a cone-light just as well at the museum as he did in the book!
Ice Cream Man’s range is impressive, as are the delights shown in the pop-up Ice Cream Museum, as evidenced by these fun games:
Just like Ice Cream Work, the Museum of Ice Cream promises a fun and imaginative journey that teaches readers and visitors to enjoying their surroundings—and of course, to enjoy ice cream! We can only hope that at some point, the museum will pop up again so that Ice Cream Man can make an appearance! Look for Naoshi’s wonderful children’s book Ice Cream Work at Overcup Press and for a deeper look at the museum, check out this video.