This little meme by Pip is harder than I thought. I have spent a good two hours pouring over my collection and still cant decide which books to choose. But after much umming and ahhing I decided to choose Mary Blair today. Her illustrations are so lovely and always make me smile. She is most known for her work with Disney but her illustrations in I Can Fly by Ruth Krauss (1951) are by far my favourites.
This edition is a reprint and you may still be able to pick one up as Little Golden Books reprinted it as part of their classic series. I do have an earlier edition but its is scribbled in and battered. One of my dreams is to pick up an original copy in a dusty old op shop somewhere.