Kids don't need to be told how to be kids, they just are, and How To, this new picture book by Julie Morstad celebrates this fact. (You may remember Julie Morstad's illustrations from Sara O'Leary's gorgeous Henry books.)
The very best picture books are real works of art, with each word of text having the importance and weight of a word in a poem and each illustration expanding on those fraught, heightened words in beautiful ways, whether they seem perfectly appropriate or completely unexpected. This is one of those books.
My photos don't do it justice -- Sara has some better ones.