Today I have chosen books by Miroslav Sasek, one of my favourite illustrators. I was first introduced to M. Sasek by Anne, who runs the website ' 'This Is M. Sasek' ' as well as one of my favourite blogs, I Like .
Since then some of Sasek's books have been re-issued in new, updated editions, and they are available at Amazon and decent bookshops.
Each book tells the story of a city or country. The text is really minimalist, and the illustrations are beautiful and clever, full of funny little details.
I have managed to collect quite a few of the old hardback editions now. My children love them, even though they are a little 'quaint' in places!