Mem Fox writes the BEST picture books. So few words and such language play and also a lovely little emotional resonance to boot. Steve Jenkins' collage illustrations are spectacular as well.
I love how Puzzlehead searches for a place he can "fit." Not sure young readers will love the book as much as older ones who will see how Puzzlehead and his friends all fit together. The illustrations reminded me somewhat of Chris Raschka.
Little Mouse carefully dons all his clothes until his mother gently reminds him that mice do not wear clothes. Jeff Smith is the creator of BONE. This is his foray into comics for young readers.
What is it about this year that we have seen multiple books all about butts? Hmm. I loved the rhyming text of ALWAYS LOTS OF HEINIES AT THE ZOO. Kids w3ill adore hearing the book read aloud and seeing how there are some things happening in the illustrations not necessarily reflected in the text.