Today my kids asked me "Who is your favourite picture book author?"
I was a bit taken back. It is not something I had thought of for a while let alone having to think of an answer on the spot. Instead of giving them an answer I questioned why and asked who they thought was the best author. Well apparently the best picture book author ever (according to my kids) is Janell Cannon. They love her stories and the illustrations are the best.
So... We sat down and read them, so they could show me it was a fact that Janell is the greatest writer and illustrator. I have to say I did really enjoy them. They all had a moral and the animals were really adorable. Crickwing is bullied and then becomes the bully only to save the day and become their friends instead. Trupp is about helping others out and home being the best place to be. Verdi is about being yourself even when life changes.
Janell has more books than these. I have only read these three but my children have read all the rest the library has to offer and they like them all.