Children's picture books are such a joy, especially the artwork. There are the well-established kid-lit artists, like Tomie DePaola, Maurice Sendak, Eric Carle, and Jan Brett, but there is also a never-ending parade of new books, illustrated by new artists who are equally exciting. There can never be too many!
This article agrees and closes with some particularly great advice:
Exposing children to many different visual styles is doing them a great service, says dePaola. "Children who are picture-book age -- I don't think they have any 'taste.' Their taste is in formation. Let them see as much as they can, and then they'll form their own taste."
Those parents who bring their children into the library weekly and check out 40 picture books have exactly the right idea.
Link courtesy of Kids Lit.