Viva, Frank A Trip to the Bottom of the World with Mouse. Candlewick Press, 2012. $12.95 PICTURE BOOK Content: G.
Mouse and his friend go on a ship ride to an arctic region and the waves cause them to go up and down and make it hard to eat and sleep. The entire trip Mouse asks if they can go home yet, but his friend keeps telling him what they still need to do before they go home. After getting their warm clothes and boots on they go on deck to check out the penguins and killer whale. Then they go swimming and see a seal and some fish after which Mouse’s human friend declares that they can now go home.
This is formatted like a comic book and the artwork has a modern look to it. The storyline isn’t very captivating, but the format and pictures make it interesting to read.
EL (K-3)-OPTIONAL. Reviewer, C. Peterson.