Aileen Leijten. I loved sharing this book with students, love how it leads into poetry and I could simply live in Leijten's illustrations. I reviewed it here.
Oh, there are so many runners-up-worthy of another post sometime. Many of these would be on my own favorites list but I tried to stay focused on what students like in my reading teepee. Now I'm ready to go back and explore more of other's 10 on 10 lists.