We are delighted to join the Nonfiction Picture Book meme 2017 hosted by Alyson Beecher @ Kid Lit Frenzy. We would also be linking our nonfiction choices with our reading themes throughout the year.
I did a feature of Miroslav Sasek’s travel picturebooks back in 2015. I thought of revisiting just one city that is dearly close to my heart, and where I am at the moment: MUNICH!
This Is Munich
Written and Illustrated by: Miroslav Sasek
Published by: Published by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers. This edition first published in 2012 by UNIVERSE Publishing. Copyright by Miroslav Sasek in 1959
Book borrowed from the Jurong West Public Library. Book photos taken by me.
This introduction to the Bavarian capital has all the trademark Sasek wit as evident in both images and text. There were two things that stood out for me as I read this book: Munich is all about beer and sausages. It is the birthplace of Oktoberfest after all.
I didn’t know that beer could actually go well with white sausages, radishes, and bretzel. But as the adage goes: when in Rome.. or when in Munich in this case.
There is also the usual collection of palaces, cathedrals, and universities included here (Nymphenburg Palace, University of Munich, Academy of Fine Arts, St. Johann Nepomuk, and Holy Trinity Church):