I got a card the other day from a friend who I've known forever. The message read 'this reminded me so much of our childhood'. The image on the front was a classic Cecily Mary Barker - a little fairy skipping along carrying a branch of almond blossom.
Of all the picture books we had as children, Cecily Mary Barker's flower fairy books hands-down had the most impact.
She created a bit of magic in every picture, and we were completely captivated!