The French Consulate invited guests to come out Thursday night and say "Félicitations!" to beloved local artist Simon, on the occasion of the new book about his life and iconic artwork. Published by River Road Press, the hardcover book is now available for $45, and is writtten by Yvonne Spear Perret with photos by her son, Paul Perret. Even the mayor stopped by Thusday to honor Simon, whose artwork has become a regular part of the New Orleans landscape. Click HERE for more information and to read our review of the book.