There are a number of wonderful mid-20th century children’s books being reissued at the moment, including Puff by William Wondriska via by Universe Publishing.
A sought after book by both parents and lovers of graphic design of the era, Puff illustrates an imaginary world where the small but brave gestures are important.
Specifically, Puff tells the story of a small steam engine who has a rather unexciting life in a train yard. Puff daydreams that he could swim or travel to far off places such as Egypt, India, France or even into space.
How chance to prove himself comes when a newer engine breaks down in a snowstorm. Puff bravely hooks to the trapped circus cars it was pulling and manages to bring the circus into warm sunshine.
Parents will love the images, kids will love the story. It’s a double win over 32 pages, with the hardback book available to pre-order now for £9.95.