A Trip to the Bottom of the World with Mouse

A Trip to the Bottom of the World with Mouse Cover

A Trip to the Bottom of the World with Mouse

By Frank Viva; Frank Viva (Illustrator)

Toon Books, Hardcover, 9781935179191, 32pp.

Publication Date: September 25, 2012

Description
Are we there yet?
There's 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 won t stop grinning as they re swept away by the strange and magical world created by Frank Viva, the bestselling author of "Along a Long Road, "and they ll want to start the book again as soon as they reach the end


About the Author
FRANK VIVA is an illustrator and graphic designer who has won over 300 awards. His illustrations have appeared in Time, Esquire, The New York Times and The Boston Globe, and on the cover of The New Yorker. A past president of the Advertising & Design Club of Canada, he is passionate about cooking, wine and his daily bike ride to the office. This is his first children s picture book. Visit him online at www.francisaviva.com.

FRANK VIVA is an illustrator and graphic designer who has won over 300 awards. His illustrations have appeared in Time, Esquire, The New York Times and The Boston Globe, and on the cover of The New Yorker. A past president of the Advertising & Design Club of Canada, he is passionate about cooking, wine and his daily bike ride to the office. This is his first children s picture book. Visit him online at www.francisaviva.com.


Praise For A Trip to the Bottom of the World with Mouse

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.
—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Every bit of space is used to tell the story, which is perfectly suited for storytimes, reading aloud, or even reader’s theater. The text is simple enough for fairly new readers to tackle, and interesting. Picture clues are used to help with some of the vocabulary words. This book begs to be shared again and again.
—School Library Journal (starred review)

Bold colors mixed with minimalist landscapes of glaciers, and ice bergs, against starry skylines, and shimmering expanses of sea make this book a pleasure to look at. And Mouse's worrisome antics keep things lively and fun.
—Apartment Therapy