Ira Crumb Makes a Pretty Good Friend
Just as Ira decides school will be HORRIBLE, a comical misunderstanding connects him with Malcolm, who was the new kid last year and totally gets it — and who, it turns out, will make a pretty good friend.
Full of comedic touches, comics-style storytelling, and a diverse cast of quirky characters, this hilarious debut picture book puts an endearing spin on the anxiety that accompanies change and making friends.
SKU: 200201n0nn1nWWW | ISBN: 9781771471718
"Packed with wry whimsy... A valuable lesson in friendship."
- Kirkus Reviews
"Hrab, a former librarian, knows what makes kids laugh... But amid the laughter are some very good lessons about making friends that will undoubtedly help soothe the anxieties of many children." - Quill & Quire
"Will have young readers giggling... A fast-moving text that speaks to the fear children have about being the new kid anywhere in life, this title will be especially welcome on the shelves for back-to-school storytimes and shared readings." - School Library Journal
"This story of a boy's anxiety about making friends will show readers that, many times, the best way to make a friend is to be yourself! A fast and fun read." - Booklist
"Ira Crumb would be an appropriate selection for five-to-eight-year-olds during the first week of school or when a new face appears in class." - Canadian Children’s Book News
"This story is perfect to be read to (or by) any young student entering a new town, school, or club." - Canadian Review of Materials
“A hilarious comic that presents the quest of finding a friend like it were an adventure.” - The Book Wars
Bank Street College of Education's list of Best Children's Books of the Year, 2018
Canadian Children's Book Centre's Best Books for Kids and Teens,
August 15, 2017
Number of pages
From 5 to 8