We are super excited that Leonore Klein’s Henri’s Walk to Paris was reissued this past Valentine’s Day. Originally published in 1962, this book has been out-of-print and tough to find for years, probably because anyone who had a copy kept it, due to its slick design by Saul Bass. If you don’t know his name, you know his work because he designed animated title sequences and posters for movies like Vertigo, The Man With the Golden Arm, and West Side Story, to name a few. He also created logos for huge organizations like American Airlines, The United Way, and AT&T.
The narrative of this sweet story coupled with Bass’ saturated colors, patterns, and fantastic use of text within the illustrations makes this book a must have for our library. You can see a few illustrations from the book below. Order a copy of it for yourself here.