Ira Crumb Feels the Feelings

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In the funniest book about being sad, a disagreement with Malcolm sends Ira into a slump

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.

Aseem Hrab is a writer and storyteller. 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's a fan of improv comedy and cheddar cheese. Also the author of Ira Crumb Makes a Pretty Good Friend, Naseem lives in Toronto, Ontario.

Josh Holinaty is an illustrator whose work has been found in books, magazines, mobile apps, and even on coffee cups. His previous books include Ira Crumb Makes a Pretty Good Friend, Norma Fleck Award finalist A Beginner's Guide to Immortality, and Innovation Nation. Josh lives in Toronto, Ontario with his wife Genevieve and their dog Jack, a connoisseur of socks.

"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

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