Ira Crumb Makes a Pretty Good Friend
By Naseem Hrab
Meet Ira Crumb. He’s the new kid in town. He knows
what that means: when the new school year starts, he’ll
play alone at recess, eat alone at lunch, and walk home alone at
the end of the day. So Ira launches a whole-hearted campaign to
befriend neighborhood kids before the first day. But
his best-laid plans ― A sandwich stand! A dance-off! ― fall flat,
and playing it cool doesn’t seem to work either.
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.