Marc Boutavant makes art that appeals to many things I love-- characters, cuteness, great handwritten script, French stuff, animals and travel-- and you can explore his fantastic worlds in his books currently in reprint like Around the World with Mouk, his use of color is playful and beautiful, his characters are iconic (think Richard Scary but French), and his books are great for kids. Love him, can't get enough. Unfortunately the new pressing of the above title doesn't come with the original French words as Boutavant wrote them into the illustrations, BUT it does come with a sheet of cute stickers. Click the above image to see all the evidence you need of Boutavant's awesomeness in full detail.
See also: Children's Bookshelf - ALAIN GRÉE