Madeline's very favorite books to read are the Elephant & Piggie series by Mo Willems. And for good reason; they are hilarious, clever, and lively. I love that they are teaching her to read conversations, and she's reading with expression because the illustrations are so very expressive! She also noticed that the quotes for each character are the same color as the animal; Piggie's are pink, Gerald's are gray, the snake's are green, etc.She loves reading them any time at all... even at the breakfast table to the rest of us. We're going to empty the library shelves... I love books that kids can read (and giggle, chuckle and chortle over) and that make me smile and laugh out loud too. Love 'em!