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A Trip to the Bottom of the World with Mouse (Toon Books)

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Publisher Comments:

Are we there yet?

Theres so much to see at the bottom of the world! Join a young explorer and his best friend, Mouse, on a sea journey to Antarctica, where they make new friends with penguins and a whale — and have all kinds of fun. Young readers wont stop grinning as theyre swept away by the strange and magical world created by Frank Viva, the bestselling author of Along a Long Road, and theyll want to start the book again as soon as they reach the end!

Review:

"This charming voyage tale is based on Viva's (Along a Long Road) real-life Antarctic trip, which explains the otherwise unbelievable image of swimming in warm water at the bottom of the world. The distinctive color palette of slate blue — gray, black, cream, and burnt orange provides an otherworldly but extremely attractive vision. The simple story, full of imagination, is punctuated by Mouse's lists of things that can't be done on a boat in choppy waters (including draw!) or what to wear in the cold. Readers' creativity will be spurred by the recurring list structure, allowing them to envision their own additions. Although drawn in minimal style (evoking Viva's career as a cover artist, creating single, eye-catching images), with a flat, cut-paper feel to the art, beautiful vistas are conjured, especially of the small boat under an open starry sky. The penguins — four different types — are standouts. Like many children, Mouse spends much of his time wanting to go home, until he leaves, then he wants to go back. Readers will, too, again and again. Ages 4 — up. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

About the Author

Frank Viva is an illustrator and designer who lives in Toronto, Canada. He is a cover artist for The New Yorker and sits on two college advisory boards. He is passionate about cooking, eating, and his daily bike ride to the office. His first picture book, Along a Long Road, received wide critical acclaim and was chosen by the New York Times as one of the Ten Best Illustrated Books of 2011. A Trip to The Bottom of the World with Mouse is based on Franks experiences aboard a Russian research vessel during a trip to the Antarctic Peninsula.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781935179191
Subtitle:
Toon Books Level 1
Author:
Viva, Frank
Publisher:
Toon Books
Subject:
Readers - Beginner
Subject:
Children s-General
Series:
Toon
Publication Date:
20120925
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from P up to 1
Language:
English
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
6.26 x 9.33 x 0.35 in 0.6 lb
Age Level:
from 4 up to 6

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Product details 32 pages Toon Books - English 9781935179191 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "This charming voyage tale is based on Viva's (Along a Long Road) real-life Antarctic trip, which explains the otherwise unbelievable image of swimming in warm water at the bottom of the world. The distinctive color palette of slate blue — gray, black, cream, and burnt orange provides an otherworldly but extremely attractive vision. The simple story, full of imagination, is punctuated by Mouse's lists of things that can't be done on a boat in choppy waters (including draw!) or what to wear in the cold. Readers' creativity will be spurred by the recurring list structure, allowing them to envision their own additions. Although drawn in minimal style (evoking Viva's career as a cover artist, creating single, eye-catching images), with a flat, cut-paper feel to the art, beautiful vistas are conjured, especially of the small boat under an open starry sky. The penguins — four different types — are standouts. Like many children, Mouse spends much of his time wanting to go home, until he leaves, then he wants to go back. Readers will, too, again and again. Ages 4 — up. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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