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This Is Venice [Hardcover]

M. Sasek , W.H. Allen
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

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  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: Fabbristampa (1961)
  • ISBN-10: 0027810607
  • ISBN-13: 978-0027810608
  • Product Dimensions: 23.2 x 16.7 x 2.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

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By paulyb
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I spend all day on a laptop, and all evening web surfing, so when this arrived, I opened it up, and what a joy.
As long as books like this remain in print, paper copies of books will not disappear any time soon. Flicking through this cannot be done on a PC. The tint of the paper and pastel drawings give it a nostalgic feel (because they're old anyway, but last reproduced in 2005).
Endnotes provide updates to show how things have changed since the drawings were done, and so there's not too much disappointment if the kids go to Venice and things aren't the same. But there are few of these as Venice has barely changed in 200 years.
The graphics are simple, detailed, and alive, the best thing about these books.
The text is short, and straight to the point, giving children a reason to pick it up and look through and imagine, without being bogged down with words.
If I'd known about these books earlier, I would have bought one for every holiday destination for me (I mean my kids).
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5.0 out of 5 stars a classic 6 Jun 2011
By Zeppdad
We bought our son (then 5) 'This is Paris', which he loved and we've subsequently invested in many of Mirolev Sasek's books every birthday and christmas. Why? because these are classic, timeless and beautiful books. OK, some of the info is lodged firmly in the time when they were first published but the beauty of these books are the gorgeous illustrations that portray a bygone time before computer generated design. They are freeform jazz on a page, unselfconscious and beautiful. If you have a child with an enquiring mind then these books will introduce them to a world of wonder via the sumptuous pastel drawings that are both evocative and unlike contemporary childrens illustration. You will not be disappointed (and neither will your bambino).
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We bought this for our 4 year-old before a trip to Venice. The illustrations are beautiful and she loved to book. It really is a travel guide for kids rather than a story book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant book 28 May 2014
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It is a brilliant book if you are planning to take your children to Venice. The pictures are brilliant, the narration is funny and keep the young readers interested though out. My daughter loved it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful! 28 Aug 2013
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We took my kids to Venice this summer and I wanted to give them something that would help explain it to them. They loved this book, as did I. Venice hasn't changed all that much - except possibly the pride in their beautiful modernist train station is now more lacking - since publication.

Beautiful book, beautifully illustrated, very much enjoyed by the kids.
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... and I find them interesting as one can also learn facts from them.

Very nice drawings, nice facts, good gift. Great to start a collection of these series.
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