Beautiful tumbling unkempt art in a story for quite little kids. I didn't like how it ended.
A Penguin Story, by Antoinette Portis
This picture books proceeds forward elegantly and with warm, clean lines. Also, I LOVED the ending. Also, the penguins. <3.
A Lion in the Meadow, by Margaret Mahy (reread)
I remembered that I loved this book when I was a kid but nothing else about it. I still like it very very very much.
The Pilot and the Little Prince: The Life of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, by Peter Sís
This was so utterly splendid that I am afraid to read any more of Sís' children's books for fear of spoiling how completely delighted I am with him at the moment. I spent ages just looking at every single little element of every single beautiful drawing.
The Grudge Keeper, by Mara Rockliff
The writing and the art in this folktale-esque picture book were engaging and satisfying, but the story was awfully predictable.
The Imaginary Garden, by Andrew Larsen
This simple story about a girl and her grandfather made my heart glow.
A Book, by Mordicai Gerstein
This is a children's picture book about a little girl who knows she is a character in a book, but can't figure out what sort of book she's meant to be a character in. SO META, and reasonably charming.
The Iridescence of Birds, by Patricia MacLachlan
Matisse! Matisse Matisse Matisse. A kids' biography of one of my favorite artists, skillfully told and illustrated.