Czech March – a National Month of Reading

Apparently books are the most popular presents for us Czechs. They probably always have been because I remember that even when I was attending elementary school, kids were always talking about the books they got for Christmas or for good grades at the end of the school year.

Czech Most Loved Cartoon Face

If you visit Prague, you too will come across him. A small toy-animal with black fur, a sweet face, a clown’s nose sticking out and huge eyes. On my tours I am often asked who he is and whether he is a cat or a bear and why he is sold just about everywhere.