Ira Crumb Feels the Feelings

Naseem Hrab

Josh Holinaty

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. Naseem Hrab, Josh Holinaty
Regular price $19.95 CAD
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SKU: 202677n0nn1nWWW | ISBN: 9781771472982

"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

"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

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

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Publication date

October 15, 2018

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Language Arts

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Interest age

From 5 to 8