It’s been a while since we’ve done one of our alphabet blog posts – but the arrival of this book fitted in nicely with where we left off… so, I is for Ireland.
We’ve mentioned him quite a few times in blogs but, any excuse!!
We absolutely adore his stuff!
This is Ireland, published in 1964, is no exception. He captured the quiet countryside and the hustle & bustle of town life with equal charm – the scenery, buildings, characters – day to day life.
It’s been added to our ever growing pile of Sasek books – a pile that shows no sign of abating. Each new book is greeted with the same excited anticipation.
There were two more arrivals this week – This is Israel and This is New York.
They’re both very welcome additions to our collection…
New York in particular lends itself to his stylised characters and distortions of scale – just wonderful! Page after page of classic illustrations. The accompanying words are very sweet too.
We’ll post more illustrations from this particular book – they deserve a post of their own!