We recently discovered children's book author Lynne Jonell and gobbled up all of her books in our library. Such sweet illustrations and very authentic stories. I can just hear my kids' voices through the boys in her stories, which are inspired on her own children. I think my favorite is When Mommy Was Mad. Ava's favorite seems to be I Need a Snake! After we read it, she disappeared into her room and came back with this "glowious gold snake!" The snake now goes everywhere with us.
I sent this picture to the author to show her how much we are enjoying her books and got a lovely email back, so that made the books even more fun.