Sometimes you learn, sometimes you laugh, but mostly these new children's picture books teach you what fun it is just to look at cool stuff.
Knick-Knack Paddywhack! Paul O. Zelinsky
This unflaggingly clever pop-up version of "This Old Man" is so funny you may lose count.
Loretta: Ace Pinky Scout Keith Graves
High-achiever Loretta learns that everybody stinks at something.
Keats's Neighborhood Ezra Jack Keats
This anthology of the great artist-storyteller's work includes the charming classic "A Snowy Day."
Baghead Jarrett J. Krosoczka Josh
goes through a whole day with a bag on his head. Is he brave? Or does he have a terrible secret? We're not saying.
Zathura Chris Van Allsburg
In the unsettling sequel to "Jumanji," the kids get sent into outer space by the diabolical board game.
Gluey Vivian Walsh and J. Otto Seibold
A lovable snail--yes, a lovable snail--tries to help a charming bunny. The bunny balks.
Dear Mrs. LaRue Mark Teague
The howlingly funny tale of a duplicitous dog, Ike, at obedience school. We like Ike.
The Last Resort Roberto Innocenti and J. Patrick Lewis
An artist finds his inspiration in a storybook world.
Pinocchio the Boy Lane Smith
This is what happens after the puppet gets his wish to become a real boy--oh boy, more trouble.
The Charles Addams Mother Goose
This reissued classic proves that the late Addams was an apter match for Mother Goose than you might guess.