One of the best children's books I came across: Peter and the wolf by Serge Prokofief, illustrated by Frans Haacken. This edition is from 1964, it was first published in 1958.
Growing up I didn't get familiar with the story nor with the music, unfortunately. But this book makes up for this blank spot in my education. The illustrations by Frans Haacken are amazing and the fact that they're black with just a touch of colour is a very interesting and bold choice for a children's book!
I'd like to know what you think of it!