“Balet, an adult who really can empathize with children, was predestined to be a writer of children’s books. The more you get wise to his method, the more you enjoy his books. Balet, who is looking out for our fun and our comfort is certainly a descendant of the Pied Piper of Hamelin…”
d.s., South German Newspaper, Munich, May 21, 1964
Balet not only understood the kind of images that appealed to children, he also understood how children think. His debut as a children’s book author and illustrator came with the creation of Amos and the Moon – a story originally created for his only son. Subsequently, he used his extensive travels to inspire more children’s books with subject matter as diverse as circus performers and kings.