Synopses & Reviews
An innovative format and breathtaking concept meet in this trip around the world and back again. This 32-page book fan folds out into a single panorama that takes the reader from India to Ecuador and from Iceland to Romania. Each natural scene seamlessly runs into the next, incorporating each areaand#8217;s natural beauty and indigenous wildlife. On the reverse of the fanfold, the same scenes and locations are shown at night. Itand#8217;s a beautiful and memorable look at the world from differing perspectives, eye-catching and completely unique.
"Jolivet's (365 Penguins) b&w illustrations, evocative of block prints, create a montage of world ecosystems in this oversize accordion-style book. In Akurey Island, Iceland, a whale splashes, emerging next to a sleepy Turkish village where 'the air smells of thyme and sage.' On subsequent pages, the Hong Kong cityscape transitions into a Romanian meadow, which morphs into the Senegalese savanna. After the final page, the journey begins again, with images of each region at night on the reverse side. Capable of being read like a traditional picture book or unfolded into an enormous chain of images, the book radiates a subtle message of global interconnectedness. Ages 4 up. (Apr.) " Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
About the Author
Joand#235;lle Jolivet is the internationally acclaimed illustrator of 365 Penguins, a New York Times bestseller and Boston Globeand#150;Horn Book Honor Book. Publishers Weekly has called her books and#147;vibrantand#8221; and and#147;dazzling,and#8221; and School Library Journal said they are as and#147;aesthetically impressive as they are informative.and#8221; She lives in Paris, France. Fani Marceau has worked as a teacher, copy editor, book reviewer, and editor. Panorama is her first book. She lives in Paris, France.