In Gnome and Rat by Lauren Stohler, the first book in a new early graphic novel series from Knopf Books for Young Readers, the titular best friends get caught up in all kinds of “whimsical and hilarious everyday shenanigans”!

Gnome and Rat by Lauren Stohler

The exciting graphic novel is scheduled to arrive on the shelves of your local bookstore and/or public library beginning on Tuesday, June 13th, 2023. However, you can get your first look at an excerpt from Gnome and Rat today, right below this article.

Gnome and Rat

Here’s the description of the title from the publisher:

“Gnome and Rat are best friends who live together in a charming forest. Rat enjoys drinking tea and finishing crossword puzzles. And Gnome… well, Gnome likes to polish his pointy red hat and eat delicious sausages.

“Join these funny friends on their various adventures, whether it’s celebrating Hat Day, perfecting magic tricks, or tracking down a new signature hat for Gnome. Whatever their antic, these two know exactly how to have a good time: with each other.”

Arriving June 13th

Have you had a chance to read the Gnome and Rat excerpt below this article? What do you think of your first glimpse of this charming and hilarious new duo?

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