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This is Rome Hardcover – February 13, 2007
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and as with all the updated printings of sasek's books, there is a welcome list of "this is the city...today!" at the end of the book with changes listed since the original printing. it is great to see both the way the city WAS as well as the present day differences.
i highly recommend this book if you are interested in either rome, or simply in wonderful illustration.
Miroslav Sasek's "This is Rome" is a beautiful picture book that will give readers of all ages a look at the wonders of this amazing city. Starting right from the beginning with the two baby brothers, Romulus and Remus, brought up by a motherly she-wolf on the Palantine Hill, Sasek's crisp descriptions blend seemlessly with his subdued watercolors to bring Rome, with it's ancient wonders, to life.
The watercolor style and some of the depictions of the "modern" Rome will appear dated to an adult eye, but the images of the city's landmarks remain true.
Sasek's tour ranges from the Forum, to the Pantheon, to the Vatican and everything in between.
If you're planning a trip to Italy, this is a perfect introduction for any pre-schooler. The drawings will help connect young children to the sites they may see.
But, she loved this book. She read of all the places we were going and asked us questions about them. She would hold up her book at night when we were Skyping and point to the things we'd seen.
Highly recommended. :)
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This book is great. I wish I would have gotten it for myself before going to Rome.Published 10 months ago by SEC
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This is a terrific series of books. They are beautifully illustrated and a great way for a child (or adult) to learn about a city. Love the book and highly recommend it.Published on May 24, 2014 by eileen c halpern
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