Are we there yet There s so much to see at the bottom of the world Join a young explorer and his best friend, Mouse, on a sea journey to Antarctica, where they make new friends with penguins and a whale and have all kinds of fun Young readers won t stop grinning as they re swept away by the strange and magical world created by Frank Viva, the bestselling author of AlonAre we there yet There s so much to see at the bottom of the world Join a young explorer and his best friend, Mouse, on a sea journey to Antarctica, where they make new friends with penguins and a whale and have all kinds of fun Young readers won t stop grinning as they re swept away by the strange and magical world created by Frank Viva, the bestselling author of Along a Long Road, and they ll want to start the book again as soon as they reach the end
A Trip to the Bottom of the World with Mouse TOON Level Are we there yet There s so much to see at the bottom of the world Join a young explorer and his best friend Mouse on a sea journey to Antarctica where they make new friends with penguins and a wha
A charming and stylish easy reader with cartoonishly gorgeous illustrations of an Antarctic voyage My son who is struggling to learn to read reached for this one of his own accord I really hope we can learn to read it aloud together I m guessing he ll want to take the part of the mouse, whose plaintive refrain, Can we go home now runs through the book I can tell this is one that has potential to stand up to many, many, consecutive bedtimes.
I decided to review this for the MCPL Children s Department blog Cuz it s a comic book And it s super stylized And it s all about looking at the pictures Of starfish Of buttons Of whales I enjoyed this tremendously, though I must say I was confused by the warm water lake in the Antarctic But I looked it up, it s real How bout that huh I must also say, I find myself reading an awful lot of books about anthropomorphic mice in the Children s Department What s up with that
I shan t lie, I was totally drawn to the colors What wonderful graphic art
This really was such a cute graphic novel book Its a great way for kids to get familiar with the layout and structure of graphic novels and comics, because there are multiple scenes or frames on one page Its a cute book about how the man and the mouse go to the bottom of the world on their boat and see all sorts of things The mouse want to go home all the time and keeps asking about it though At the end of the book when they have seen so much, they finally go hometegory graphic novel
The illustrations in this book make one quickly engaged You cannot finish this book without a smile on your face For beginning readers who are learning how to read a comic styled book, this is a perfect book to introduce children to graphic novel literature This book will definitely be on my classroom bookshelf.
Who knew this would be SO MUCH FUN to share in a library preschool story time I read the mouse s conversation bubbles in a little mouse voice.I invited the children to shake their finger while saying Not yet, Mouse for the boy s conversation bubbles.We all THOROUGHLY ENJOYED this book
A boy and his mouse are on a journey to the bottom of the world to swim, take adventures, and see things.
My wish is to travel the world like my youngest brother He has traveled to than 60% of the world, even to Antarctic South America is the only continent he has not lived or traveled to with his job or for fun Frank Viva expresses one trip to the bottom of the world, including being seasick, without the graphic nature of that experience The mouse is a hook for the kids Well done
A Trip to the Bottom of the World with Mouse is a Toon Book by Frank Viva, wherein a man sails to Antarctica in the company of an impatient mouse who can t wait to arrive, and then can t wait to go home.By far, the most appealing aspect of this book is the artwork The color scheme, the changes in perspective, and the modern looking figures give the book a sophisticated appearance that catches the eye and draws the reader into the story I love the way Viva creates the visual effect of the boat s [...]
1 A Trip to the Bottom of the World is very easy to follow In fact, the cover claims it to be a A first comic for brand new readers I found this to be very true As the readers follow mouse s constant nagging on the boat trip, it is clear to see the progression through the panels The author also takes breaks from the panels here and there to show an entire scene, or examples on one page The book sets up a familiar pattern where the man or mouse will begin a sentence, then the next page will give [...]
This is billed as a first comic for brand new readers When my 2.5 year old picked it out, I was worried the multipanel format would be too much for him to follow, since most of his books feature one event per page But I will never be the mom that says that book s too old for you, so we checked it out.Not only did he have no problem with the panels, he absolutely adores this book We re on our second renewal, and we ve read it enough that he now reads the book to us instead It s a sweet story abou [...]
A Trip to the Bottom of the World with Mouse is adorable and would work for, as it states right on the cover, brand new readers It doesn t work nearly as well as a read aloud dialogue only books are awkward to read aloud, at least for me So I didn t enjoy reading it to my little class, but they appeared to enjoy it anyway.I love the illustrations and the whole style of it and other TOON books The story itself is very simple and is inspired by the author s own trip to Antarctica Mouse spends the [...]
Are we there yet There s so much to see at the bottom of the world Join a young explorer and his best friend, Mouse, on a sea journey to Antarctica, where they make new friends with penguins and a whale, and have all kinds of fun Young readers won t stop grinning as they re swept away by the strange and magical world created by Frank Viva, the bestselling author of Along a Long Road, and they ll want to start the book again as soon as they reach the end SubjectsAnimals Antarctica Comic books, st [...]
Another comic for new readers from TOON books This one, from acclaimed illustrator Frank Viva, has a cut paper feel, though it is done in Adobe Illustrator Part of me thinks do little kids love these design y books as much as adult graphic design types do but I have not yet tested this book on kids I think they will like the way that Mouse presents lists in four panels looks so stressed with his wide eyes and stiff whiskers and continues the story onto the very endpapers with a wish to start aga [...]
This is a unique variation on the Can we go home now theme Mouse and his owner perhaps which I can t tell if it is a boy or man, but it doesn t matter, are on a small steam ship voyage to the Antarctic Mouse is constantly asking the proverbial question while the boy engages his attention with what they are experiencing and activating his imagination until finally at last it is time to go home then the question turns into Are we there yet Cute story and I find the simple stylized illustrations of [...]
Loved the story and the humor Good repetition and picture clues for new readers along with introducing some new words I shared this with a small so they could see the illustrations kindergarten class and they chimed in with can we go home now and the four panel pages.A couple issues swimming in the arctic seems odd Why the water is warm is only explained in about the author Also, about the author is poorly placed It confused the kindergartners, although they didn t have a problem with the CIP pa [...]
Frank Viva s first children s book, Along a Long Road, was one of the New York Times Ten Best Illustrated Books of 2011 In Frank s new book, a boy and a mouse take a boat to Antarctica Readers will be swept up by the sights they see and the adventures they have Frank s limited palette and graphic style will entice both young readers and design enthusiasts Though A Trip to the Bottom of the World with Mouse is a Toon beginning reader, don t let that stop you from sharing it with picture book audi [...]
This Toon Book for brand new readers draws on the author s own experience from his trip to Antarctica In this comic, though, he goes with his companion, Mouse, who keeps asking to go home It s a great way to start young children engaging with serial art The artwork is fun has a bit of a vector art feel, with the large patches of color and lack of shading Yet it still has a lot of dimension The text is fairly simple, as one might expect from a book targeted to beginning readers.
Parents will recognize their own children in Mouse s constant requests to go home now unpaged while he and his companion head on a voyage to the Antarctic Peninsula Eventually he begins to have fun, but as soon as the ship heads northward, he wants to know if they ve arrived at their destination The book provides hints of the delights to see and experience on a sea voyage It s part of those wonderful Toon books, perfect for beginning readers.
A beginning graphic novel Mouse and his friend the boy are on a trip to the Antarctic Mouse continually asks if they can go home, but boy says not yet because they might see Turn the page as mouse guesses 4 things they might see, 4 things they feel as small as, 4 things a whale does This would be a great conversation starter between a parent and child each could guess what mouse might answer before the page is turned.
It is a intro to graphic books Seemed like a comic strip A good book for first graders to learn to read with Lots of repetition that makes reading easier The refrain was Can we go home now is something kids can relate to In this story the boy and his mouse are on a boat trip to the Antarctica Vocabulary is simple and related to verbs and nouns I think kids would like this I bought it for my collection.
I personally like the illustrations in this book, they follow the text to the story well For a short story, it goes into detail about a Mouse that wants to go home once him and his owner or pal and is constantly asking Can we go home now as they cross the bottom of the world since there are penguins I find it cute that after the Mouse asking if they will be going home, Mouse asks at the end can we go back there soon
I like this one once I caught the groove I m not sure what I was expecting, maybe something fanciful than this turned out to be and I did wind up liking poor mouse s refrain I personally would not be very excited about a long, chilly voyage either What I found myself missing the most, though, was Elephant and Piggie style word bubble color coding so I knew who was talking I do like Long Road better.
THis recent addition to the TOON book collection for youngest readers combines traditional picture book illustrations single and double page spreads with graphic format panels and speech bubbles to allow the youngest readers to develop the visual language of comics graphics.The humor and patterns also allow beginners to read along and predict what Mouse will say next.
This was another great introduction to comic book format for my preschool aged boys It took multiple re readings for them to understand that this was the story of a journey to Antarctica and the experiences he and mouse have along the way Mouse s repetition of are we there yet was funny for them, and I am a huge fan of the art.
I love the simple style of these illustrations I also love the simplicity of the story A man travels by boat to Antarctica with a mouse There is no explanation given as to their relationship, which I like I love his book for new readers It can be read as readers theater with the child and adult each taking a character.
Frank Viva s book about the South Pole was very cute I love the illustrations as a special education teacher I like pictures that are simple and clear with bright colors I liked the lists on every other page which give kids a chance to seek and find and can encourage their one to one correspondence I wish there were a few facts, but otherwise a lovely book.
An explorer with his friend Mouse travel down to Antarctica Mouse wants to go home, but our adventurer has so much to see and show his friend.The text is simple and lays out the characteristics of two adventuring friends optimistic and pessimistic An excellent introduction to graphic novels for young readers as well.
I m in love with this book it s adorable My almost three year old loved it as well I don t often find myself thinking about buying a copy of a children s library book, but I think we just may have to do so in this case.
Mouse is on a trip with a young fellow the author to Antarctica He keeps asking when they ll be able to go home, but the fellow keeps showing him new things to see in the natural world Simple language and a crisp retro feel in the illustrations like it.