Mad About Madeline
Madeline is a classic children's books for girls and boys. Ludwig Bemelmans writing is simple and usually rhyming while his drawings are rich and colorful. My cousin gave this set of all of the Madeline stories to my daughter when she was born. I read it to my son for a few years and then to my daughter who still enjoys these books. Of course, I drive my kids nuts by starting every story with a variation of "In an old house in Paris that was covered with vines..." For example, Harry Potter begins "In an old castle at Hogwarts that was covered with vines, lived 12 little wizards in 2 straight lines."