Lizzie looked out the window at the pair of friends talking and laughing on their way to the bus. She wished making a new friend were as easy as making cheese and crackers.
Lizzie Gardner must begin at a new school in the middle of the year. She hopes this might be the school where she'll finally be brave enough to make some friends. But before long, the class bully starts calling Lizzie names, and Lizzie is too shy to stick up for herself. That's when the school weirdo--Ivana the Terrible--comes to her rescue.
Lizzie is afraid of Ivana at first. But soon Lizzie discovers that she and Ivana have a lot in common, especially their love for animals and reading. Maybe Lizzie will make a best friend after all.
C. Anne Scott tells a tender and humorous story about an unusual friendship. Stephanie Roth's sweet and funny illustrations perfectly depict these endearing misfits.