Jim Curious

A Voyage to the Heart of the Sea in 3-D Vision


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Matthias Picard


Jim Curious portrays the fantastical story of a young boy and his thrilling trip to the bottom of the sea in an old-fashioned diving suit. But there are no words telling his tale – only intricately illustrated images in exceptional 3-D. On his journey, Jim initially passes the garbage tossed into the waters by land-dwellers, but soon he goes deeper and deeper, immersing himself in the wonders of the waters. He encounters sea creatures large and small, a sunken pirate ship, and even the rem­nant of what seems to be Atlantis, before coming upon a mysterious force at the bottom that turns everything on its head.

Praise for Jim Curious
“Who needs 3D IMAX technology? Originally published in France, this near-wordless picture book ensures an incredible journey without ever leaving the sofa.”
–Publishers Weekly, starred review

“In this wordless picture book-esque graphic novel, Picard gets to the heart of visual storytelling with a beautifully illustrated 3-D deep sea adventure.”
–School Library Journal, starred review

“Here’s a masterful triple threat – wordless book, comics-style book, 3-D book – that successfully parries all charges of gimmickry.”
–The Bulletin of The Center for Children’s Books, starred review

“The lush, expressive black-and-white, full-page illustrations in this wordless graphic novel would be thrilling enough on their own, but French graphic designer Picard has rendered them in glorious, artful 3-D. When Jim slips beneath the surface of the water, the pictures pop off the page, giving a lovely sense of depth to his deep sea dive.”

“A thoroughly immersive outing.”
–Kirkus Reviews

Additional information

Weight 684 g
Dimensions 24.4 x 33.5 cm
Publisher name ABRAMS
Publication date 1 May 2014
Number of pages 52
Format Hardback
Dimensions 24.4 x 33.5 cm
Weight 684 g
Matthias Picard is a graphic artist who has published a graphic novel, Jeanine, in France. He is based in Paris.