As a children’s book illustrator and a father of a four year old I am always reading picture books. Here are ten of my favorites, that I don’t mind reading over and over and over. (Click on the title to see the book in the Minneapolis catalog. And check out Mike's engaging work at his website.)
Nothing by Jon Agee. Everything by Jon Agee is unique and creative, especially Nothing.
The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by John Scieszka and Lane Smith. This book is one of the main reasons I wanted to become an illustrator. I still love it and love reading to my son.
How I Became a Pirate by Melinda Long, illustrated David Shannon. These illustrations belong in the MIA next to Van Gogh.
Owen by Kevin Henkes. This is a wonderful story that really hits home with my son.
Bark George by Jules Feiffer.