by Mo Willems (Hyperion, 2006) Ages 3 to 7 Let me be perfectly clear: Mo Willems
is subversive. It may seem like he’s creating clever little books that get children to do what a parent wants, but trust me, he's on their
side. So although the pigeon in this book may seem to be yawning even as he is begging to stay up late, those yawns will go unmatched by your grandkids. They will be laughing so hard at being the ones who get to say "NO!" that they'll be more awake at the end of the book than at the start. On the other hand, they'll be in a great mood. Or try: Knuffle Bunny
(Hyperion, 2004), because I will read anything Willems writes, whether or not there happens to be a child in the room. You should, too. Ages 4 to 7.