I've been a longtime fan of Czech illustrator Miroslav Sasek's children's travel books for many years. In fact, I've been growing a collection for our children, far before Luca was even born. Sasek captures the essence of worldly destinations such as Paris, London, San Francisco, Venice and Israel with his charming signature midcentry style. His first This is... series was published fifty-six years ago (!), and they continue to inspire delight among children and adults alike.