Written by the acclaimed author of The Phantom Tollbooth, this is a simply told story about a boy who moves to a new neighborhood and finds a unique way to make friends. With whimsical illustrations by award-winning illustrator G. Brian Karas, here is a read-aloud that's great for storytime, and is sure to be a hit among fans of Juster, Karas, and anyone who is "the new kid on the block."
The author of the now-classic The Phantom Tollbooth, Norton Juster's skill at expressing a child's emotions and point-of-view is insightful and fun. The illustrations are endearing and the scenes make the reader feel what the boy is feeling: dejected, disheartened, and then excited and anticipating what's to come. Cute, creative use of texts within the scenes add to the ingenuity of the boy's roundabout way of introducing himself.