Gerard Lo Monaco avec A sea voyage: a pop up story about all sort of boats
This inventive and beautifully produced pop-up book follows a couple and their small dog as they journey across the sea in a tiny sailing boat, encountering extraordinary boats from all around the world as they go. Gérard Lo Monaco is one of the world’s finest paper engineers, and this is reflected in the rich detail of the pop-up boats. The five Pantone colours give the book a contemporary feel with a touch of nostalgia that will appeal to children and adults alike.
'This book will ignite a taste for adventure in explorers large and small a real book to treasure.' -- WRD About Books! magazine
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.
'The most amazing pop-up book I've ever seen and it's about boats. Just by opening the first page I could notice that it's a work of art, a masterpiece.' Babyccino Kids blog --Babyccino Kids blog
'Children will marvel at the nautical pop-ups: the skill behind the book is not unlike the fiddly expertise of people who persuade boats into bottles. Each page is a new ocean-going vessel and the delight is in the detail. An unsentimental, buoyant, shipshape book a great Christmas escape.' --Observer
'A wonderfully illustrated and constructed educational pop-up book from renowned paper engineer Gérard Lo Monaco.' --Yachting World
Gerard 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.