There are some children's book illustrators who have made magic.
Tasha Tudor is one of them.
She illustrated nearly 100 books in her lifetime (1915-2008). Hunt her out if you haven't found her already.
My favourite (so far - I haven't happened across them all yet!) is her book 'A Time to Keep', a book of festivals and holidays, with the most delicious illustrations of family rituals and good times. I so want to own this book! I also want to track down the edition of 'The Night before Christmas' by Clement C Moore that she illustrated. I have seen some of the pages from it and it looks beautiful.