By far my favorite book this week was Silly Billy by Anthony Brown. The artwork was great, and the message sweet. My daughter tried to memorize the names of all (many) dolls in the story. It was cute how important she thought it was to know their names.
My daughter also enjoyed Darkness Slipped In by Ella Burfoot (I thought this one was great too) and Don't Slam the Door by Dori Chaconas.
On the flip side, I have vague positive memories of The Story of Babar (by Jean de Brunhoff) from my childhood, but I found the story scary, superficial and imperialist. Alas!