Jim Curious: A Voyage to the Heart of the Sea in 3-D Vision

Matthias Picard. Abrams, $19.95 (52p) ISBN 978-1-4197-1043-8
Who needs 3D IMAX technology? Originally published in France, this near-wordless picture book ensures an incredible journey without ever leaving the sofa. Packaged with two pairs of classic red-and-blue 3D glasses, the story follows young Jim out the front door and into the depths of the ocean. There, clad in an enormous diving suit, he encounters a fearsome shark, myriad other sea creatures, shipwrecks, and a ruined undersea city before discovering an ocean-floor hatch that turns his world upside down in a foldout finale. French illustrator Picard drafts intricate, densely hatched, scratchbook-style b&w illustrations that teem with undersea flora and fauna, all of which are a delight to pore over. Ages 6–10. (Apr.)
Reviewed on: 03/10/2014
Release date: 04/14/2014
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