I don’t know why I haven’t featured more graphic novels in this series. I mean, honestly, considering the fact that a significant portion of the book is ultimately all about the art, it only stands to reason that these books deserve a place here if their cover is brilliant. And as far as Okhéania: The Tsunami by Éric Corbeyran and illustrated by Alice Picard goes, it definitely deserves to be featured for Cover Love Friday. I mean, I was blown away by all the art in this graphic novel in the first place, but hands down it was the cover that drew me in.
A green ocean to surf on is definitely the sort of thing that really grabs your attention. There’s something amazing about the way the act is portrayed, with the large green wave swirling up around the kids as they are clearly having a blast. I love the way the birds are included, flying low over the vegetation-made water, but not actually landing on it. And then of course there’s the beauty of the sky, sun, and clouds in the background. You really can’t help wanting to know what this story is about.
The text isn’t the best, exactly, but it’s not horrible either. It’d probably be my only complaint about this book in the long run. But I’ll also be honest and say that I’m not entirely sure what I’d do with it all anyway. Text placement is difficult, after all.
How do you feel about this cover? What do you think about the greenery of the ocean? The characters? Is there anything that pulls you in and makes you want to read? Nah? Let me know all your thoughts in the comments! Happy reading!