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A Trip to The Bottom of The World – with Mouse – A Toon-Book by Frank Viva

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A Trip to The Bottom of The World – with Mouse – A Toon-Book by Frank Viva

So as I’m sure you noticed we promoted the heck out of the MoCCA Art Festival this year. One of our local NYC shows it’s a great place to catch up with some cool New York artists, look at new project and, this year at least, meet some “new to us” publishers.

Toon-Books is by no means a “new” imprint. Launched in 2008 by The New Yorker art editor Françoise Mouly, they publish “high-quality comics for kids ages three and up”. I was struck by the covers and quality of the books they laid out at MoCCA this year and, being the father of a three-year old, found it impossible not to buy at least one…

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A Trip to The Bottom of The World - with Mouse - A Toon-Book by Frank VivaA Trip to The Bottom of The World with Mouse was a wonderful book that takes us on a seafaring adventure to the antarctic a journey who the book’s author, The New Yorker magazine cover artist and best-selling author Frank Viva, has actually taken.

As we sail closer and closer and see more wondrous things in and around the ocean mouse seems nonplussed, asking again and again if they can return home. But this isn’t a homesick situation, on the contrary mouse is enjoying himself, he just really wants to return home. Any parent out there with a three-year old can sympathize. Sometimes it just doesn’t matter how cool something is, sometimes they just want to go home.

It’s a sweet tale that’s structured perfectly to teach sight words and animal names, not to mention the value of a little patience. The illustrations are beautiful and my son and I love to page through looking at them over and over.

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This is a great children’s book, I give it a four out of five. Pick it up at your local bookstore or through any of the links below.

A Trip to The Bottom of The World – with Mouse – A Toon-Book by Frank Viva
SBN 13: 978-1-9351-7919-1
RELEASE DATE: September 25, 2012
32 pages, 6” x 9”, hardcover, U.S. $12.95/ $15.00 CAN

Amazon

Barnes & Noble

and of course the Toon Books’ website as well!

Want to learn more about Toon Books? Check out their website!

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Chuck Suffel is the Owner/Editor-in-Chief of Whatchareading.com. He loves comics, movies, tv shows. When it comes to comics his first loves are independents and small publishers. Feel free to drop him a note anytime at chuck@whatchareading.com

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