Feelings and Fart Jokes
Naseem Hrab and Josh Holinaty are back together again in a wonderful new Ira Crumb story: Ira Crumb Feels the Feelings.
Like the first Ira Crumb, Naseem Hrab and Josh Holinaty tackle a topic very relevant to kids today, getting their message across in a super fun way.
Josh Holinaty is a master of hiding multiple cheeky little moments throughout the art in the story. A picture book with a real comic book feel, I love the balance between the two styles. Comics and graphic novels still don’t get the credit as valid reading material they should so to be able to offer a book like Ira Crumb to children, and their adults, is a first step in showing that all types of books are perfect for reading.
The humour makes the story so fun and accessible. Naseem Hrab seamlessly blends kid humour (you can’t go wrong with a good fart joke) with adult humour because really, adults are happy to read books they find funny as well. You will chuckle right along with your child when reading this one. Through all the chuckles you get a really great message about validating feelings and helping children and adults realize that it’s okay to feel feelings because we all do. The important thing is how we deal with those feelings and how we can help our friends when they are feeling theirs.