Every month, we ask one of our favorite authors to recommend one of their favorite books!
I recommend reading I am a Bunny by Ole Risom and Richard Scarry with a toddler or preschooler. I love Nicholas the bunny's exploration of the nature around him as it changes through the seasons. The gentle, simple text gives the grownup reader a starting place for talking about each page while the gorgeous illustrations encourage little eyes to linger, notice things, and ask questions. And since it's available as a board book it's fine if the listener chews on it a little bit!
Jorey Hurley is a critically acclaimed author and illustrator based in San Francisco. Her picture books include Nest, a charming depiction of the day in a life of a bird; Fetch, a fun story following a dog as it chases a ball at the beach; and her latest Hop is a joyful look at the life of a rabbit family.