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Mika and the Gurgler

Mika and the Gurgler

Current price: $14.99
Publication Date: December 5th, 2023
Publisher:
Oni Press
ISBN:
9781637152478
Pages:
32
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Description

"...an exciting literary triumph. Budding book lovers will want this one in their personal libraries, while the adults charged with reading it will never see their household appliances in the same way." —Shelf Awareness

A spinning, spewing, sudsing monster has trapped Mika’s stuffed frog friend! Join Mika on a charming journey of imagination and discovery in Polish award-winning creators Agata Loth-Ignaciuk and Berenika Kolomycka’s Mika and the Gurgler.

Meet Mika! Mika is a young explorer who faces familiar-yet-not-fully- known objects and obstacles around her house. Today’s newest challenge? The "gurgler" that spins, spews, whirrs, beeps, and even swallows things whole! But the gurgler isn't as scary as it appears. With the help of her friends, Mika is able to rescue her frog from the malicious machine and learn that not everything is as scary as they may seem. Perfect for the youngest comic readers, Mika and the Gurgler is sweet, simple, and charmingly playful!

About the Author

Agata Loth-Ignaciuk is an author, illustrator, and publisher of children's books. She has written several nonfiction books for young readers and received the Bologna Ragazzi Special Mention for Nonfiction Award for the book How to Reach the Earth's Poles in One Year, illustrated by Bartlomiej Ignaciuk. 

She is also the author of two comic books for early readers titled Mika and the Howler and Mika and the Gurgler, illustrated by Berenika Kolomycka.

Agata's stories for young readers have been published in several countries including Germany, Spain, Ukraine, Russia, Korea, China, Lithuania, and the United States.

Berenika Kolomycka is a comics author, sketch artist, sculptor, and graphic artist. She graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw and earned the Grand Prix for comics at the International Festival of Comics and Games in Lódz. Her works have been published in both Polish and foreign magazines, as well as in schoolbooks. She regularly conducts comic workshops for adults and children. The children's comic book series Tiny Fox and Great Boar is her first solo project. Outside of her work, she enjoys taking care of her cat Mami and her dog Kuka.

Christopher Crank (crank!) has lettered a bunch of books put out by Image, Dark Horse, Oni Press, Dynamite, and elsewhere. He also has a podcast with comic artist Mike Norton and members of Four Star Studios in Chicago (crankcast.com), and makes music (sonomorti.bandcamp.com). Catch him on Twitter: @ccrank and Instagram: ccrank

Praise for Mika and the Gurgler

"A quirky and enjoyable volume for young graphic novel enthusiasts."
— School Library Journal

“Mika’s household dilemma is reminiscent of Mo Williams’ delightful Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale, which features a laundromat. Mika and the Gurgler is a lovely ode to imagination and the special bond between children and their favorite stuffed buddies.”

 
— BookPage

"...an explosion of colors, symbols, lines, waves, and characters visually narrate the battle between child and machine; and Mika's emotions and determination radiate from the young, tiger-head-framed face [...] this delightful childhood exploit shows a true understanding of how extreme the experiences of daily life can be for a toddler, and [the creators] have blended their talents seamlessly for an exciting literary triumph. Budding book lovers will want this one in their personal libraries, while the adults charged with reading it will never see their household appliances in the same way."
— Jen Forbus