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Ira Crumb Feels the Feelings

by Naseem Hrab, illustrated by Josh Holinaty

tagged: emotions & feelings, humorous stories, friendship
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publisher: Owlkids Books Inc.
Description

Ira and Malcolm are best friends: they always make each other laugh, always eat lunch together, and always play together. But one day, a disagreement about whether to play tag or hide-and-seek sees the suddenly über-popular Malcolm run off with a crowd of tag-loving kids—and Ira all alone.

Ira’s tummy hurts, his chin is wibbling, and his eyes are leaking. What’s happening?! Any efforts to cheer him up fall flat. When Malcolm finally returns and asks what’s wrong, Ira tells him: “I had all these feelings…and I didn’t have you.”

The second Ira Crumb book marks the return of an endearing character full of personality, humor, and heart. With lots of laughs and comics-style storytelling, it’s a funny, touching look at how feelings can be confusing, and how processing emotions can take time—and a bit of help from a pretty good friend.

About the Authors

Naseem Hrab

NASEEM HRAB is a writer and storyteller, and the author of the Ira Crumb series and Weekend Dad. Her comedy writing has appeared on McSweeney’s Internet Tendency and The Rumpus. Naseem worked as a librarian for a time and now works in children’s publishing. She lives in Toronto, Ontario.

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Josh Holinaty is an illustrator whose works include public art commissions and book, magazine, and newspaper illustrations. He has taught illustration at Edmonton Digital Arts College and is also the illustrator of Owlkids book It’s Catching. Originally from Alberta, he now lives in Toronto, Ontario.
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Recommended Age and Grade
Age:
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Grade:
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Editorial Reviews

“This book teaches children how to make up with their friends in a peaceful, respectful way.”

— Resource Links

"This lighthearted title is sweetly full of feeling."

— Booklist

“Cloaked in the humour, is a sweet story of a boy of colour who is allowed to have emotions that aren’t happy.”

— The Book Wars

"With its comic book style, snappy dialogue, and potty humor, this story stands out as a great choice for social-emotional learning shelves."

— School Library Journal

"Teachers of preschoolers and kindergartners will appreciate its lessons on emotions."

— CanLit for LittleCanadians

"The illustrations are bright and colorful, and the playful use of speech bubbles adds motion and zeal. Being sad has never seemed funnier."

— Kirkus Reviews