We've been loving Carole Lexa Schaefer's books, recommended to me by Lucia of Dim Sum, Bagels, and Crawfish. They are such special books -- full of lovely explorations (and illustrations!) of children's active imaginations.
Someone Says is about the kids in a preschool classroom who imagine their way through the day, dancing like birds, eating like tigers, etc. I love how the illustrator Pierr Morgan (who has worked with Carole on several of her books) depicts the juxtaposition of the real and the imaginary.
The Biggest Soap (illustrated by Stacy Dressen-McQueen) is a fun story about a little boy who is sent to buy some soap on washing day. He has quite an adventure and tells a (tall) story about it to his mama and the others who are doing the washing.
And, The Bora-Bora Dress (illustrated by Catherine Stock) is a beautiful story about a girl who finds a magical dress to wear to her aunt's party.
Carole Lexa-Schaefer has written many other books for kids as well, including The Squiggle, which I'm really looking forward to reading (I have it on hold at the library).
Have you read any of her books?