7 Books Kids Will Love

What's the secret of great stories for children? Making sure parents enjoy them too

DUCK & GOOSE

TAD HILLS

When Duck and Goose find a ball in the park, they know right away what it is: an egg, of course. In this psychologically acute tale, they squabble over it at first, then strike a truce, making plans for teaching its "fuzzy little occupant" to swim and fly. After learning the truth, they decide to make the best of it. After all, a bond has been formed--not only with the ball but also with each other.

THE RUNAWAY DINNER

ALLAN AHLBERG AND BRUCE INGMAN

Usually it's the kids who jump up from the table before the meal...

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