A SEA VOYAGE
This is a small homage to my father, who is also an extraordinary grandfather. He has created a deep, loving relationship with my sons, providing them with joyful memories and valuable life lessons.
As a former navel architect, he enjoys sharing with them one of his main interests: vessels. I know he is planning a visit to Madrid’s Naval Museum with my kids, so I have been searching for a great children’s boats book, but regrettably very few children’s books on sale today are about ships and the sea.
A Sea Voyage, by Gérard Lo Monaco, was exactly what I was looking for. It is a nautical pop-up story about all sorts of boats.
Gérard Lo Monaco is an Argentinian illustrator based in Paris and he is considered one of the world’s greatest paper engineers. His hugely succesful three-dimensional creations include also The Little Prince and Moby-Dick.
In this video you can watch this beautifully produced pop-up book that follows 2 sailors as they journey across the sea with their dog. Along the way, they encounter extraordinary boats from all around the world, from an ocean liner and a three-masted tall ship to the lightship that guides the sailors safely home.