Today's vintage children's book for your viewing pleasure is Country Crossing. I'm not familiar with the work of Ted Rand, but this book is quite a nice introduction. I love all the night time illustrations - so good. The author, Jim Aylesworth, was a primary grade teacher who learned a lot by reading stories to his students and decided to write children's stories, which launched another career for him.
With the way this book is illustrated, you really need to see the entire page spread. Wish I could have scanned all the pages, there is a nice sequence to them, but I had to pick and choose as it required extra work in photoshop. This book is much wider than it is tall, so my scans are really wide, they'll fill up your screen! It pains me to make the scans too small - you can't see the details! So don't forget to click on the pics, so my work is not for naught.