In no particular order ....
I just came across this book over the holidays and I did not see the ending coming at all, which is why it made my list. Great story, superb ending. I want to be able to make books like this.
A picture book by Mort Walker, creator of "Beetle Bailey" and Dik Browne, creator of "Hagar the Horrible." This is my favorite picture book that I bought this year, though it was published in 1972. The artwork makes me drool. I was lucky enough to meet Mort Walker this year, talk about the book and sign the book for me. I had to buy it via eBay, but it was worth all the searching. I LOVE THIS BOOK.
I love the artwork in Rob Scotton's Russell the Sheep series! This is a great book and I'd recommend the other two Russell the Sheep books as well!
I came across this book earlier this year while perusing the bookstore and saw a spread in it that knocked my socks off! The creativity behind one spread caused me to buy the entire book. I'm not going to tell you what that spread is. Maybe you'll know once you see the book. It's a great read!
I became familiar with John Lechner's work this year and it's delightful stuff! Check out this book and another great book of his is "A Froggy Fable."
I would've bought this book on the title alone! One of my favs!
Delicious artwork and a great book for any child who likes trains. The artwork caught my attention and I'm glad I bought it.
This is a fun follow-up book to Janee's "Ghost Eats It All!" book. It's got a Glow-In-The-Dark cover! OOooooooo......
Adam Rex is a GREAT illustrator. He's got fans over here on Three Men in a Tub! I love this book, in addition to the two books he had in 2007: "Pssst!" and "The True Meaning of Smekday." Awesome artwork with fun stories!
From the co-creator of Uglydolls, this book is terrific! I love the story and the artwork made me pick it up.
Wonderful is all you can say about this book. I love, love, love the artwork by Patricia Storms!
And last, but definitely not least ...
Ted Dawson pointed me towards these and it took me forever to get one on eBay. The front cover and inside pages are blank, draw your own book! I'm told you can get them individually or in as a bonus book in a six book box set of Little Golden Books. Either way, they're fun to play with and would make a terrific project for any kid or adult!