There are some great book reissues for kids around right now. Last week we featured the midcentury children's books by Dahlov Ipcar from Flying Eye Books and this week we have spotted the reissue of a 1960s gem, Puff by William Wondriska.
A much-loved book and one sought after by graphic design fans, it is the tale of Puff the engine, who happens to live a rather dull life in a train yard. But Puff dreams of bigger things, daydreaming that he could swim or even travel to far off places such as Egypt, India, France. Possibly into space.
One day, a newer engine pulling a circus breaks down in the snow and Puff gets the chance to prove himself in the real world – hooking up to the trapped circus cars it was pulling and bringing the circus into warm sunshine.
Kids will love the tale, parents will probably fall for the imagery. Which should make the £9.95 for 32-page hardback book great value.
Via Junior Hipster