Perfect book for being sick. So much like my childhood experience of reading and rereading and re-rereading Roger Lancelyn Green's Myths of the Norsemen that I fell asleep in the middle. Soothing (er, the experience, not the storyline) and gorgeously told.
Living with Wolves, by Jim and Jamie Dutcher
I gave this as a Christmas gift and was so intrigued that I had to get myself a copy to read. The text is fairly basic but the pictures are absolutely stunning. Also I am a bad bad pet owner because I played the CD of wolf sounds even though I knew that my cats would probably freak out. Sure enough, the youngest one STILL hasn't come out of hiding, an hour later. I will definitely be reading Wolves at the Door, the more-story-fewer-pictures version of this. (Though if you were picking just one, I'd be inclined to go with the pictorial. They really are beautiful pictures.)