Under the Ocean

Anouck Boisrobert, illus. by Louis Rigaud. Tate (Abrams, dist.), $19.95 (10p) ISBN 978-1-84976-159-8
The creators of Wake Up, Sloth! return with another ecologically themed pop-up book that shares the tall, slim format and spare, stylized illustrations of its predecessor. Oceano, a red sailing vessel, departs a polluted port, traveling past icebergs and through storms before eventually anchoring at a pristine lagoon, where its crew scuba dives. Gracefully engineered pop-ups lift vertically to reveal the majesty and depth (in more ways than one) of the undersea world—a pop-up demonstrating just how much of an iceberg exists underwater is downright revelatory. All the while, a running narrative hints at the ocean’s biodiversity, as well as human-created hazards. A thought-provoking and gorgeously executed nautical journey. Ages 4–up. (Oct.)
Reviewed on: 09/22/2014
Release date: 10/07/2014
Genre: Children's
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