Mario loves books and the book he has been carrying around with him lately is This is Munich by Miroslav Sasek, the Czech artist, illustrator and author of the This is series of children's books. Mario also owns M. Sasek's This is New York and This is Paris, but This is Munich has recently captured his interest and imagination with its bright pictures that include: New Town Hall; the Frauenkirche cathedral; and Munich’s most famous beer hall. I think it has become his favorite book because my husband and I brought it back for him from Düsseldorf, Germany and have been telling him that he will be moving there soon.
Mario loves his This is books and I highly recommend them for your little ones. M. Sasek worked as a painter and illustrator most of his life; he first published This is Paris, and went on to write and paint a delightful picture of some of the world's great cities and countries (find out more about M. Sasek and his wonderful world at miroslavsasek.com).
Before we move I need to get Mario This is SanFrancisco so he can remember the city our family called home for the last 10 years... until then, here are some photos of him enjoying his new favorite book, This is Munich!