6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on 31 August 2009
Inspiring as ever, I bought this as a joke present for a friend after the 40 yr celebrations of the moon landing, but soon discovered it was a rare gem. Mr Sasek is a beautiful illustrator with a keen eye for detail and a quirky and jovial way of telling the story of the topic in hand. He also covered many countries in his famous 'This is...' series, with Britain, New York, Paris and Ireland being a few of the areas covered in the series. He captures the essence of those countries and all their unusual elements and famous landmarks in his fun illustrations. I'd recommend any of his books, great for kids and adults alike.