Little Bear (An I Can Read Book) - Else Holmelund Minarik
This is the first in the fantastic five book Little Bear early reader series. The text is repetitive and simple, but does tell an actual story - four stories in fact! (What Will Little Bear Wear?, Birthday Soup, Little Bear Goes to the Moon, and Little Bear's Wish) They are all wonderful stories and very appealing to children as they convey a dinstnctly childlike perspective. But as much as we enjoy the stories I think it's the illustrations by Maurice Sendak are what really make this series timeless.