There are books that kids love having read out loud to them, then there are the books that kids love and that parents can't stand, those are the ones where parents try to skip pages hoping that the kid won't notice. (they always do) We had a few page skippers, but mostly we had books that all of us loved, and characters that became part of our lives. Madeline, Corduroy, Curious George, Pooh, Clifford, Eloise, Max and the Wild Things, The Berenstain Bears, Little Critter... They inspired countless hours of imagination and endless art projects. A good picture book is something amazing that you wouldn't want to miss a page of.