Katja Gehrmann & Constanze Spengler

No Further Than the Ice Cream Van

Dad and Mika are on a beach holiday: setting up parasols, swimming, reading, playing badminton. Until the ice cream van rings its bell. Mika runs to get the ice cream, but is held up – and the van is already gone again. So let’s go after it!

The hunt for the ice cream van is a turbulent, exciting and very funny story involving a donkey with a yellow summer hat, a market woman, a bus driver, a water-ski driver and a pilot.
Katja Gehrmann shows us a holiday island that awakens our longing for holidays: with a market, a ferry terminal, a lighthouse – and lots of ice cream …

This wonderfully quirky and at the same time clever picture book tells a story that thrives on veering into the absurd and thus guarantees great fun to read and read aloud.

Moritz Verlag

Picture Book

Original title: Am Leuchtturm gibt es Erdbeereis
Age 5+
48 pp | € 15
hc | 212 x 275 mm
Publication: Feb 2023

Author: Constanze Spengler
Illustrator: Katja Gehrmann

Rights sold: Italian


“Hilarious!” – Westfälische Nachrichten

“A great adventure for a scoop of strawberry ice cream!” – Tanja Wessendorf, Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger

“Really very amusing.” – Anja Wasserbäch, Stuttgarter Zeitung

By the same author and illustrator