a trip to the bottom of the world

Mouse is a reluctant traveler taking a trip to the bottom of the world.  A simple narrative for early readers and bold, modern and stylized illustrations by Frank Viva.  Edited by one of my favorites in the publishing world, Françoise Mouly.

“‘A Trip to the Bottom of the World’ is based on Frank’s experiences aboard a Russian research vessel during a trip to the Antarctic Peninsula.  On this once-in-a-lifetime adventure, while crossing the Drake Passage (the roughest waters in the world), he became sick—over and over and over again.  But it was worth it.  Once in Antarctica, he saw penguins and whales—and swam in the thermal waters of a submerged volcano.”