Monday, May 26, 2014

This is Australia - Miroslav Sasek

Miroslav Sasek was born in the Czech Republic and wrote and illustrated the This Is series of children's books, including This is London, This is Paris, This is New York, This is Rome, This is San Francisco, This is Greece, This is the Way to the Moon, many more, and featured here, This is Australia.  Isn't that cover just the coolest?!  I have only done travelling in Canada and the United States and would like to visit more countries one day.  My parents had a great trip to Australia years ago.  When I was teaching my grade 2 class we always studied a unit about Australia every year and had a lot of fun with it.  We would have an Australian Christmas party and I played songs about Australia on my guitar and we dressed as if it was warm weather and ate pavlova, it was great.

Check out this YouTube footage of This is Israel.  2 of my good friends just got back from a cruise to the Holy Land, very interesting to hear what it was like there!


  1. I haven't seen This is Australia or This is Israel yet. Thank you!!!

  2. Hi Leanne, I’ve never seen this book before, but I love it. Our son lives in Australia with his wife and two little girls so we’ve had the chance to visit a couple of times. It’s a long way for us, but we love everything Australian, especially the sunshine!
    Thanks so much for sharing this. Barbara

    1. Thanks Barbara, I remember your adorable Australian grand-daughters, you must miss them with being so far away!