Overview from Barnes and Noble:
An intrepid explorer climbs down, down, down the page as he voyages through the center of the earth in this unusually inventive comic adventure.
Intrepid explorer Leo Geo is heading off on a mission into the unknown. With science as his sidekick, he intends to tunnel his way to the center of the earth. Of course, things never turn out quite the way you expect when you're burrowing your way through the earth's layers. Before long, Leo is forced to leave his tunneling machine behind, and he climbs, crawls, and falls to his destination while dodging giant centipedes, man-eating quadclops, and an evil army of subterranean malvisors bent on invading the surface. Kids will be drawn in by the unusual format of this inventive comic, following Leo as he climbs deeper and deeper into a very long and skinny book—and they may just learn a few things about geology as they go.
One of our library finds from last week. This black and white cartoon book is read on it's side as you follow Leo on his journey to and through the center of the earth. The long, skinny pages follow him as he goes through the layers of the earth. Part of the book is factual about the layers and the temperatures and how deep they are, parts of it are a fantasy of evil armies and giants and going through a digestive system of a giant (yuck!). I think this could be a good introduction to geology and the earth's layers, while still being fun and engaging.
- ISBN-13: 9781596436619
- Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
- Publication date: 3/13/2012
- Pages: 36