Anyhoo, here are a couple of other terrific picture books.
ALWAYS IN TROUBLE (Scholastic, 2009) is the story of a mischievous pup named Toby (perhaps he is some distant relative of Scout?) who tears up the house even after time in doggie obedience school. It takes something special to tame Toby, well, almost tame him.
In a dreary city without any green, young Liam finds an abandoned railway line with a tiny patch of plants. Before long, he is gardening. His garden begins to grow and extend so that eventually the city is transformed. Peter Brown's illustrations are perfect for this understated text. There are wonderful details for the careful observer. End papers carry the concept of the transformation of a dull industrial city to one that is thriving with new life as well. (Little Brown, 2009) PS: Brown is also the creator of the wonderful CHOWDER.