Title: The Hello, Goodbye Window
Author: Norton Juster
Illustrator: Chris Raschka
If I had any friends who were grandparents, I would give them this book in a heartbeat. It is a beautiful celebration of a grandparent-grandchild relationship, all told through a window. The illustrations are just this side of finger-paint – vibrant like a child’s drawing, but much more understandable than your average kid picture. I think many kids would respond to that familiar style. The family is also subtly interracial, which is a nice touch. The page depicting the girl and her grandmother looking at all the stars is absolutely gorgeous and very textural – I wish I could touch it.