In an attempt to cheer myself up about my city's neverending thundersnow [post first appeared on A Journey Round My Skull in Feb.2010], I present here Beatrice Braun-Fock's whimsical illustrations for Old Man Winter Comes to Town by Hilde Hoffmann. The German edition was published in 1959. I have a 1960 American edition from Franklin Watts Inc.
I first encountered Braun-Fock at Illuopa, where Patrick posted scans from her much earlier (1937) book Das Mannlein Mittentzwei. I loved those so much I tracked down a copy of Mittentzwei (not easy), and then a couple other books by her.