this is life

July 8, 2011

miroslav sasek‘s books and illustrations have been blogged about like mad in the past few years, but who can blame us? his lively use of color and line and quaint observations of the places he illustrates make his work so loveable and timeless. several of his books of the “this is” series have been republished in recent years and have regained a cult following since their original publication in the 60s.

instilling the importance of travel and learning about other cultures in our kids is so necessary! these books do it in a colorful, fun, humorous way that are also awesome for the adults reading aloud. gretchen took these photos of her collection of vintage copies of his books, which have such vibrant colors that the reprinted versions can barely shake a stick at. can’t wait to get my hands on “this is israel” and “this is greece!”


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