For a long while, Tove Jansson has been one of my favorite children's authors/illustrators. I may have read one or two of her books when I was younger, and I'm sure I saw a Moomin movie as well. But it wasn't until I started working at Magic Pony that I really became interested in the children's books.
One of my favorites so far is Moominland Midwinter. Some of Jansson's later Moomin books were a little more mature and (a bit dark?).
Above are a couple of illustrations from the book I just borrowed from the library, Moominvalley in November.
Chris was flipping through the illustrations in this book and noticed that in the earlier books, the Mymble looks an awful lot like me bundled up for a rainy day. She developed a large nose and crazy eyes, (and sometimes even small horns?), in the later books though. Odd...