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For the past 27 years, The Word On The Street has been renowned for the quality and diversity of its event programming. See the lineup of incredible Canadian literary talent that appeared at our 28th festival on September 24, 2017
Activity suitability: 5+
Following the example set in Ira Crumb Makes a Pretty Good Friend, come discover how to be a pretty good friend through some active play inspired by your first day of school and facilitated by author Naseem Hrab.
Meet Ira Crumb. He’s the new kid in town. He knows what that means: when the new school year starts, he’ll play alone at recess, eat alone at lunch, and walk home alone at the end of the day. So Ira launches a whole-hearted campaign to befriend neighbourhood kids before the first day. But his best-laid plans fall flat. Just as Ira decides school will be HORRIBLE, he connects with Malcolm, who was the new kid last year and totally gets it—and who, it turns out, will make a pretty good friend.
Naseem Hrab is a writer, a storyteller and a pretty good friend. 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 lives in Toronto, Ontario.