My child's favorite book: Clare has been requesting Drummer Hoff by Barbara Emberley. It's an adaptation of a folk song about seven soldiers who build a magnificent cannon. Clare loves it for it's catchy rhyming verses and detailed illustrations. She is obsessed with one soldier's eye patch (and therefore eye patches in general.) It is illustrated by Ed Emberley in a gorgeous and totally groovy1960's style.
A children's book illustrator I adore: I'll go classic and say Richard Scarry. I remember looking at What Do People Do All Day?, um, all day, when I was a kiddo. There are so many thoughtful details in his illustrations. These days, Quinn and I have been enjoying reading I Am A Bunny and finding the little bunny on every beautiful page.
If my life so far were turned into a children's book the title would be: Jacinda Will Not Clean Her Room