Is Italian on the list of things that either you or your child is interested in learning? It’s not generally taught at most schools; Spanish and French seem to be the norm, with a few others thrown in, depending on where the school is. And these two courses are usually only offered as a way of students to pursue college preparatory diplomas, not for satisfying a passion to learn a language. As much as I love Spanish, for example, it was German that I really wanted to learn (though Elvish would have been pretty darn cool, too).
If so, Teach Me… Italian: A Musical Journey Through the Day may be just the book you’re looking for. Judy Mahoney’s sweetly illustrated book may be black and white and a bit old fashioned, but it’s also a fun introduction to the Italian language.