5 Questions with Frank Cammuso

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(previous interviews in this series can be found here.)

Welcome to another installment of 5 Questions with a 5-Year-Old. Today, Zoey chats with Frank Cammuso.

Zoey is most familiar with Frank from his work writing and illustrating the The Misadventures of Salem Hyde series (Amulet Books) and the Otto series (Toon Books). But Frank has also created the Knights of the Lunch Table and Max Hamm: Fairy Tale Detective series (Graphix/Scholastic and Nite Owl Comix, respectively).

In short, he’s a kids comics powerhouse.

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The Misadventures of Salem Hyde, Book 2

  • The Misadventures of Salem Hyde, Book 2: Big Birthday Bash
  • written and illustrated by Frank Cammuso
  • published by Amulet Books (Abrams)
  • Roar Score: 3/5

(For our review of Salem Hyde, Book One, click here.)

Salem and Whammy are back. This time, Salem has been invited to a birthday party and wants to give the best birthday present ever. Alas, Whammy is still there to make sure she doesn’t use her magic.

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The Misadventures of Salem Hyde

The Misadventures of Salem Hyde: Spelling Trouble

  • written and illustrated by Frank Cammuso
  • published by Amulet Books (Abrams)
  • Roar Score: 4/5

We first learned of Frank Cammuso through his book Otto’s Orange Day. We saw him at a comic-con, picked up the book, and were smitten. Frank is the creator of several graphic kids series: Knights of the Lunch Table (currently 3 books from Scholastic), Otto (with Jay Lynch, and currently 2 books from Toon Books), and now Salem Hyde (soon to be 2 books from Abrams). In fact, Book 2 in the Salem Hyde series comes out in only a few weeks, on May 7.

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