I thought it would be fun to share my favorite picture books. It is truly difficult to decide but I think I have come up with 10 that truly deserve to be mentioned as tops.
1. Zen Shorts by Jon J Muth - This is a beautifully illustrated tale with plenty to ponder.
2. Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
3. Tyrannosaurus Drip by Julia Donaldson with awesome illustrations done by one of my favorite illustrators David Roberts
4. Splat the Cat by Rob Scotton A book full of humor and terrific illustrations. I suggest also checking out Scotton's Russell the Sheep books.
5. The Little Engine that Could by Watty Piper with new art by Loren Long
6. Let it Snow! by Holly Hobbie The is a part of the wonderful Toot and Puddle series.
7. Hug Time by Patrick McDonnell
8. Buford the Little Bighorn by Bill Peet Bill Peet has done all sorts of wonderful picture books and was the genius behind many of the early Disney movies such as 101 Dalmatians and Sword in the Stone.
9. Jimmy Zangwow's Out-of-this-World Moon Pie Adventure is a tasty picture book by Tony DiTerlizzi. DiTerlizzi also did some spectacular illustrations for Howitt's The Spider and the Fly.
10. When Dinosaurs Came with Everything by Elise Broach and illustrations by David Small is a great read!