Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2014-09-22
- Reviewer: Staff
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.)