From bestselling author Ame Dyckman and illustrator Eda Kaban, The New Kid Has Fleas is a hilarious picture book about a new kid in school who appears to have been raised by wolves.
There's a new kid in class, and they're . . . different.
They dress different. Talk different. Eat different.
And the word on the playground is: they have fleas.
But, one of their classmates wonders, what if we got to know the new kid? Visited their home (wolves' den)? Met their parents (wolves)? Shared a snack (squirrels)?
Maybe then the new kid wouldn't be so bad after all.
School’s in session for a howlingly fun “lesson” in preconceptions, differences, rumors, karma, and not just being the new kid, but befriending them.
Praise for The New Kid Has Fleas
You Don't Want a Unicorn!:
"The tone of the wry, bemused narrator is perfect . . . and the target audience will likely be eager for a repeat listen." -Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"As fun as a theme park ride." -New York Times Book Review
Read the Book, Lemmings!:
"A funny read-aloud that will hold up to multiple readings." -School Library Journal, starred review
Wolfie the Bunny:
"A crowd-pleaser for crowds big and small." -Booklist, starred review
"An uproariously silly picture book." -Booklist
Reviews from Goodreads
Meet the Author
June 15-26, 2021
Join New York Times bestselling children’s author Ame Dyckman and illustrator Eda Kaban for virtual storytime as they read from their latest picture book, The New Kid Has Fleas.