Boats come in all shapes and sizes, and children will be enchanted by the range illustrated here in three dimensions as they follow a single boat across the sea and discover fellow vessels. With six three-dimensional pop-up paper designs brought to life in color by illustrator and pop-up book expert Gérard Lo Monaco, A Sea Voyage will fire the imaginations of sailors and explorers both young and old, and offer children an exciting way to discover different ways to journey across the sea.
A lovely nautical excursion that brings a ship-in-a-bottle intricacy to each page. Moody seascapes that wouldn’t be out of place on a vintage watercolor tin spring to life in elegant pop-ups as Lo Monaco showcases six sea vessels, including a lifeboat, caravel, tall ship, and ocean liner. Brief accompanying rhymes have the air of sung chanteys, and background details about the boats’ origins, feats, and specifications are included.
— Publishers Weekly (starred review)
Gérard Lo Monaco is an illustrator from Argentina based in Paris. His other books include Madame Sonia Delaunay: A Pop-Up Book and The Small World of Paper Toys.