Can anything be better than cooing over the cuteness of picture books? Probably, but oh well.
Baby Badger’s Wonderful Night by Karen Saunders and illustrated by Dubrauka Kolanovic – Baby Badger’s afraid of the dark, but Papa Badger is there to show him just how beautiful the night can be. The whole thing is so incredibly precious and all the illustrations are very soothing. The perfect bedtime story.
A Little Fairy Magic by Julia Hubery and illustrated by Alison Edgson – Another absolutely precious story about a mouse who wants to be a fairy and learns that anyone can do magic if they try. The pages literally sparkle (with glitter) and the illustrations are absolutely amazing.
Pretty Princess Pig by Jane Yolen and Heidi E. Y. Stemple and illustrated by Sam Williams – I nearly died laughing reading about the rhyming tale of one sparkly little pig getting a tea party ready for her animal friends and making a great big mess. Every page is sweetly and charming illustrated. Although it isn’t a very large picture book, it would make for a perfect addition to a storytime.
Purple Little Bird by Greg Foley – Really, really adorable. Purple Little Bird lives in a completely purple house, but something is wrong with it. As he travels around and visits other animals, he learns to appreciate all kinds of colors. The illustrations are simple, sweet, and really brightly colored.
Tyrannosaurus Dad by Liz Rosenberg and illustrated by Matthew Myers – Tobias’ dad a T-Rex and he’s also a workaholic, but when his son needs him most, he comes through in (no pun intended) a big way. An interesting, sweet take on what it’s like to have a larger-than-life and yet very loving father.