'Who Will Comfort Toffle?' by Tove Jansson, 1960 Tove Jansson has been one of my favorite illustrators since I was a little girl. The way she can tell a story wit the colors and shapes sends me straight back to my childhood.
Another favorite scene in a book is in Finn Family Moomintroll by Tov Jansson. There is a magic hat, and if you absent-mindedly use it as a wastepaper basket mysterious things occur. Moominmamma drops in a ball of pink perennials and look what happens: