See and Say by Antonio Frasconi. A Voyager Book. Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Inc., NY. 1955.
Fantastic picture book featuring brilliant woodcuts by artist Antonio Frasconi. What's so cool about this book is the fact that it's in four languages, with the word for each object given in English (printed in black), Italian (blue), French (red), and Spanish (green).
In the intro to the book, Frasconi writes:
Since I was brought up in a home where more than one language was spoken, I was given at an early age the knowledge that there is more than one nation and one way of speaking in our world. The idea that there are many nationalities speaking many languages is to me one the most important for a child to understand.
See and Say has grown from this belief and from my experience and personal need in living with and teaching my son Pablo.
There's no one place to learn about Fasconi, but here are a few links to check out about the man:
Antonio Frasconi on Artcyclopedia
Antonio Frasconi at Davidson's Galleries
Google Image Search for Antonio Frasconi
The dude was born in 1919 and is still living at age 90. Awesome. This was his first children's book.
All images © Antonio Frasconi.