I love kids’ books with photography for the illustrations. A couple of years ago I found Little Erik of Sweden and snatched it up. And then I started to find more books by the author, Madeline Brandeis. Besides the photography, I love reading to my daughter about a child from a different country, and getting a real window into their world. I think our favorite so far is The Little Spanish Dancer, which is about a girl named Pilar. We read it over a couple of weeks, and only after we were done did my husband admit that while he was working in his office next to our daughter’s room, he was actually just listening to me read the story, completely captivated by it.