Talk of 1960s classics for kids earlier in the week got us thinking about a reissue we haven’t featured on the site, but really should – Henri’s Walk to Paris by Saul Bass and Leonore Klein.
It dates back to 1962, but lives on because of the involvement of one of the great illustrators of our time – Saul Bass. That’s likely to sell it to design-loving parents, but there’s also the charm of the imagery and story, which should also make it a winner with young children too.
The story is that of a young boy from Reboul in France who dreams of going to Paris. One day, after reading a book about Paris, he decides to pack a lunch and head for the city. However, along the way, Henri gets tired and falls asleep under a tree…entering a colourful world designed by Saul Bass.
The book was reissued fairly recently by Universe Publishing and is available in hardback for around £12, should you want to treat your child or yourself.