Ben's Dream. I knew of Chris Van Allsburg's work, but did not know this book — nor did I know he is from Grand Rapids, Michigan. You may know his work from Polar Express or Jumanji, but this book is a true gem.
Good Night, Gorilla by Peggy Rathman is another fun kids' book recommendation that I loved. I also get to have lots of discussion of the work of Shel Silverstein and Raold Dahl — two of my serious heroes!
But I also hear about all different topics you can't even imagine. Someone told me I just had to see the George Harrison documentary. Someone else was reminded by my work of this album cover:
I love having this conversations and can't wait to talk to you!