A Trip to the Top of the Volcano with Mouse by Frank Viva, RL 1.5

A Trip to the Top of the Volcano with Mouse 
Review Copy from TOON Books
A trip to the Antarctic Peninsula inspired award winning illustrator and designer Viva to create A Trip to the Bottom of the World with Mouse, which was published in 2012. Happily, a trip to Italy and a climb up Mt. Etna (with a vulcanologist!) has resulted in this companion book, A Trip to the Top of the Volcano with Mouse.
As with Mouse's first trip, Viva blends non-fiction and fiction in this beginning-reader, graphic novel book. Endpapers show Mouse and companion flying past Mt. Etna, Mouse declaring, "I'm hungry!" with pizza on Mouse's mind for the rest of the trip. That said, Mouse (and readers) learn quite a bit about volcanoes, from the supplies an explorer needs to the varying temperatures around it as well as the many different plants that grow on it. Viva's marvelous illustrations engage readers and provide details and diagrams that will spark curiosity - and probably make them hungry for pizza . . . 


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