You can never find a rickshaw when it monsoons The world on one cartoon a day

Mo Willems

Book - 2006

A collection of single panel comics that the author/illustrator used to record his daily impressions of places he visited while on a year-long journey around the world following his college graduation. Annotated by the author.

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New York : Hyperion Paperbacks c2006.
1st ed
Physical Description
ix, 393 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm
Main Author
Mo Willems (-)
Review by Booklist Reviews

Gr. 12 and up. After college, Caldecott Medal winner Willems took a year-long trip around the world with a backpack and a sketchpad. Every day, he drew a picture to capture the highs and lows of his experience. Now, 15 years later, his artwork has been collected and organized into this cartoon roundup, with pictures accompanied by brief explanatory passages. His trademark irony is very much on display, and even in prototypical form his style is quirky and extremely charming. But there's also a sense that readers are watching the world's longest slideshow, with intermittent insight into the curious--for example, how gravel roads in Indonesia are made, why it's important to avoid Canadian customs inspector #1508. In the end, that may limit the book's audience to browsers and older teens and twentysomethings who may be dreaming up crazy adventures of their own. Some (cartoon) nudity. ((Reviewed July 2006)) Copyright 2006 Booklist Reviews.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

A collection of the author's sketches, done during a yearlong trip around the world soon after his college graduation, offers a unique snapshot of the artist's coming-of-age as he tries to understand the world around him. Original. 50,000 first printing.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

Presents the travel diary of the author, who drew a sketch of a memorable event at the end of every day during a yearlong trip around the world.