Henri’s Walk To Paris (Hardback)
The story of a young boy who dreams of going to Paris. One day he decides to pack up a lunch and head for the city. Along the way he gets tired and falls asleep under a tree. What makes the story so wonderful is not whether he finally reaches Paris, but how his imaginary vision of Paris compares to his tiny village.
- Hardback | 48 pages
- 220 x 286 x 13.21mm | 539.77
About Saul Bass & Leonore Klein
“No question, this is the kind of children s book that arty parents like to display in their Dwell-decorated nurseries. But it s also the kind of book that will stir a wandering spirit in imaginative children. Klein s delightful text, like Bass s bold graphics, is spot on.” ~The New York Times
“During his journey, he stops for a rest, and inadvertently gets turned around, resulting in a clever ending that will leave kids chuckling and thinking about the true value of home. Filled with dazzling sun-bright colors, broad lines, and geometric shapes, the graphic artwork is crisp and imaginative. Characters and objects are depicted through eye-pleasing outlines and silhouettes, and the text is inventively integrated into the illustrations. Beginning with the cover, showing Henri’s stepping shoes, the story’s sense of motion is creatively conveyed through the visuals. In addition to its child appeal, this book may also be of interest to collections that focus on the history of children’s literature and illustration.” ~School Library Journal