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The New Kid Has Fleas

The New Kid Has Fleas

Ame Dyckman; illustrated by Eda Kaban

Roaring Brook Press


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

"Kaban’s digitally painted, closely observed cartoons of kid life and Dyckman’s deadpan narration combine to deftly address important issues of prejudice and giving the unfamiliar a chance." -Publisher's Weekly

This title adeptly opens up several types of much-needed conversations, making it useful not only at the start of the year but whenever a new ­student is going to join the class." - School Library Journal

"Vibrant, digital illustrations capture the tone and wit of the narrative. A lively read-aloud choice." -Carolyn Phelan Booklist

"A whimsical readaloud about unexpected friendship." -The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

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

Horrible Bear:

"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

Misunderstood Shark:

"An uproariously silly picture book." -Booklist


Reviews from Goodreads

Ame Dyckman; illustrated by Eda Kaban

Ame Dyckman is a New York Times bestselling, award-winning, internationally-translated children's author. Her books include Wolfie the Bunny, You Don't Want a Unicorn!, You Don't Want a Dragon!, and many others. Ame lives in New Jersey with her family, her crazy cat, crazier squirrels, and the characters from her books.

Eda Kaban has illustrated many popular books for children, including Pirates Don’t Go to Kindergarten and Even Superheroes Have Bad Days. Born and raised in Turkey, Eda now lives in Oakland, California, with her husband, small son, and two Siamese cats.

image of Eda Kabano
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Roaring Brook Press

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