A trip to the bottom of the world with Mouse : a Toon Book /

by Viva, Frank.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Toon Books, 2012Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 16 x 24 cm.ISBN: 9781935179191 (lib. bdg.) :; 1935179195 (lib. bdg.) :.Subject(s): Graphic novels | Antarctica -- Fiction | Animals -- Antarctica -- Fiction | Mice -- Fiction | Graphic novelsSummary: A boy and a mouse take a bumpy sea journey to the majestic expanses of the Antarctic, where they see the sights and meet new friends.
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<p> 2012 Cybils Award Winner. </p> <p>There's so much to see at the bottom of the world! Young readers won't stop grinning as they're swept away by this strange and magical story. Frank Viva, the best-selling author of Along a Long Road , created this "outstanding" book ( School Library Journal ) after visiting Antarctica.</p>

A boy and a mouse take a bumpy sea journey to the majestic expanses of the Antarctic, where they see the sights and meet new friends.

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Horn Book Review

Are we there yet? This familiar refrain, usually heard from the backseat of a car, is the first text that appears (on the front endpapers) in this easy-to-read picture book, very loosely based on the authors trip to Antarctica. Mouse, with a human friend, reluctantly embarks on a sea voyage to a frigid clime. In the midst of adventure (Look at the big sky!...Look! What is that? Its a whale!), the small creature -- seasick, cold, and wet -- repeatedly asks: Can we go home now? New readers will grab onto that pattern like a life preserver and enjoy the humor in Mouses wild ride. Vivas thoughtful comic-panel design includes quarter-page frames for quick patter and full pages for the man to patiently explain, Not yet, Mouse. The short, funny questions and answers will help new readers build confidence with each page turn. Color and design, rather than detailed pictures, set the scene, with strong shapes and a limited palette, including icy blue, subdued red, and off-white. By the final endpapers, readers will be gratified to discover that Mouse has come full circle: Can we go back there soon? Children will want to go back soon, too. robin l. smith (c) Copyright 2012. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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