A Trip to the Bottom of the World with Mouse by Frank Viva
Frank Viva is the author/illustrator of Along a Long Road, one of the New York Times 10 Best Illustrated Books of 2011. An illustrator and designer, he runs a branding and design agency in Toronto and is passionate about his bike ride to the office. Viva also had an adventure aboard a Russian research vessel during a trip to the Antarctic Peninsula, which inspired his new book for TOON BOOKS, A Trip to the Bottom of the World with Mouse, which is such a treat to read.
Viva's illustrations are vibrant and playful, the monochromatic tones evoking the the geography wonderfully. Viva tells the facts of the journey through the human companion to Mouse, who provides the childlike anticipation, impatience, and humor that makes this book a story.
The penguins and whales and antics of Mouse will delight young readers, but honestly, I just can't get over what a stunningly beautiful book A Trip to the Bottom of the World with Mouse is! Look at how Viva creates the reflection on the water! Admire the color palette! Delight in the crisp lines! Buy this book even if you don't have a beginning reader because it's just so cool!!
Source: Review Copy