The King of Kazoo, my first graphic novel for kids, published by Graphix/Scholastic, is in stores now! Be sure to look for it at fine booksellers everywhere!
Something’s stirring at the top of Mount Kazoo, and King Cornelius and his daughter Bing are going to get to the bottom of it!
Scatterbrained Cornelius, King of Kazoo, and his intrepid daughter, Bing, explore a mysterious cave at the top of Mount Kazoo. There they discover a famous alchemist named Quaf is planning a dangerous and forbidden experiment. Now Cornelius, Bing, and the brilliant royal inventor Torq must go all out to stop Quaf before his crazy undertaking threatens the entire kingdom.
“A magical adventure with plenty of humor and heart!”
―Lincoln Peirce, author of the Big Nate books
“Epic fun with lots of laughs!”
―Jeff Kinney, author of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books
“What a wonderful story! It’s the kind of humor that I always strive for.”
-Jim Davis, creator of Garfield
“Feuti’s steampunk-with-a-medieval-twist worldbuilding is both exciting and imaginative without being jarring or anachronistic. The dynamics between hapless Cornelius and the clever-yet-often-overlooked Bing are exceptionally well-wrought and offer an artful feminist message. The clean lines and character stylizations are reminiscent of Jeff Smith’s Bone series and will certainly appeal to a similar audience. Though this volume provides closure, expect an outcry for more adventures in this intriguing world.
Clever, fast-paced, and altogether great fun.”
“A debut GN from a syndicated cartoonist, Kazoo is a straight-up, kid-friendly, rollicking adventure complete with magic, big-headed kings, robots, volcanoes, and trident wielding frog people. Everything, in short, you want in a book.
Perfect for younger readers, ideal for older ones, and with a snappy plot accompanied by even snappier dialogue, Feuti has produced a comic that will actually appeal to kids of all ages”
“Comic action and lots of clever lines add charm to this smart middle-grade comic.”
“A great choice for insatiable elementary-school comics fans.”
“Feuti’s use of quirky, smart humor in this page-turning graphic novel makes this adventure a fun, jaunty read that can be enjoyed by little ones and adults alike.
The strong, intelligent, empathetic female protagonist is a great role model for young readers. Feuti’s pen and ink drawings are amusing and his Animaniacs-reminiscent characters are easy to love. A surprisingly enjoyable read.”
-Samantha Roslund, School Library Connection
“This is a good introduction to fantasy adventure novels for elementary school readers as well as a fun romp for middle school students. I can see this being a quick seller at Scholastic book fairs.”
“An excellent book for younger readers.”
“Approachable and appealing fun!”
“Science, magic and mystery all in one graphic novel!”
“This is a comic book that has funny pictures and a fun story with a good lesson. It has a lot of adventures that are exciting and keep you wanting to read more. I think all children will like reading this book.”
“There are a few great lessons to be learned from this humorous read! I think it will be a popular addition to our graphic novel collection.”
“I was unfamiliar with Norm Feuti before The King of Kazoo arrived at my door. But fewer than 10 pages in and I was a fan. With this book, Feuti has created something that is both familiar and fresh.”
Awards & Honors
Named “Kids Club Book-Of-The-Month” for July 2016
Named a “Top Pick” for August 2016
Named one of the middle school graphic novels that “Should be on your radar … and your back-to-school order list” 2016