Jim Curious: A Voyage to the Heart of the Sea [With 2 Pair of 3-D Glasses] (Hardcover)
"Jim Curious" portrays the fantastical story of a young boy and his thrilling trip to the bottom of the sea in an old-fashioned diving suit. But there are no words telling his tale--only intricately illustrated images in exceptional 3-D. On his journey, Jim initially passes the garbage tossed into the waters by land-dwellers, but soon he goes deeper and deeper, immersing himself in the wonders of the waters. He encounters sea creatures large and small, a sunken pirate ship, and even the rem-nant of what seems to be Atlantis, before coming upon a mysterious force at the bottom that turns everything on its head.
Praise for "Jim Curious"
"Who needs 3D IMAX technology? Originally published in France, this near-wordless picture book ensures an incredible journey without ever leaving the sofa."
--"Publishers Weekly," starred review
"In this wordless picture book-esque graphic novel, Picard gets to the heart of visual storytelling with a beautifully illustrated 3-D deep sea adventure."
--"School Library Journal," starred review
"Here's a masterful triple threat--wordless book, comics-style book, 3-D book--that successfully parries all charges of gimmickry."
--"The Bulletin of The Center for Children's Books"," "starred review
"The lush, expressive black-and-white, full-page illustrations in this wordless graphic novel would be thrilling enough on their own, but French graphic designer Picard has rendered them in glorious, artful 3-D. When Jim slips beneath the surface of the water, the pictures pop off the page, giving a lovely sense of depth to his deep sea dive."
"A thoroughly immersive outing."