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Five Magic Rooms (I Like to Read Comics)

Laura Knetzger


List Price: 14.99*
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Paperback (8/24/2021)


Come on a playdate to a magical house in this wildly imaginative graphic reader!

Have you ever been to a house with a Gem Room? Or a Bubble Room? Or a Yarn Room? No? Then come with Mina to her friend Pie's home, where everyone wears costumes, cacti grow up to the ceiling, and there's a hedge mage in the back yard! Critically acclaimed comics artist Laura Knetzger pens a sweetly inventive story for beginning readers that not only introduces the senses and basic sense words ("shiny," "soft," "fuzzy"), but also primes children for their first visits to friends' homes--and encourages them to appreciate the differences between their family and others.

I Like to Read Comics are created for kids just learning to read. Sequential art and simple text--and a powerful relationship between the two--are perfect for developing readers.

Praise For Five Magic Rooms (I Like to Read Comics)

"The fantastical elements of this tale balance well with a sincere message that friends can help us see the beauty and magic in the world. Don’t miss this fantastic early reader for younger comic fans."—School Library Journal

"An engaging friendship story full of imaginative details for young explorers."—Kirkus Reviews

"A cotton-candy color palette and abundant detail add a touch of whimsy without overwhelming the panels, turning Mina’s visit into a wondrous sensory experience. Readers new to comics will be well cared for with carefully arranged panels of various types, along with intuitively placed speech and thought bubbles, plus a lesson on being able to see the magic in your home. A cute and colorful comics primer."—Booklist

Holiday House, 9780823444977, 40pp.

Publication Date: June 22, 2021

About the Author

Laura Knetzger is an Ignatz-nominated graphic novelist. A graduate of the School of Visual Arts, she has also worked as a storyboard artist for Cartoon Network's Adventure Time. Her beloved Bug Boys comics will be republished, recolored, and expanded by Random House Graphic. Laura lives in Seattle, Washington. You can find her online at or @LauraKnetzger.