Bye-bye, Crib by Alison McGhee, illustrated by Ross MacDonald (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2008)
Alison McGhee (author of last week's Pick of the Week) has brought us another great book about that big toddler transition from crib to bed. For some toddlers, this is an easy transition. But for many others, like our little boy in Bye-bye, Crib, it is a much-feared moment in toddlerhood. Ross MacDonald illustrates the transition in great retro comic-style art and Alison McGhee's text shows a real understanding of the event from a small child's perspective. With big toddler courage and his trusty Baby Kitty to help him get through the night, the little boy successfully takes on the charge of adjusting to his new "big boy bed." You'll be cheering for this young hero!