My most favorite childhood book of all time. Watership Down by Richard Adams. And the movie is just as good too. I will always love this book and cherish reading it. One of the best animal driven stories ever told.
Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak. "Notice how the illustrations envelop the page- even the PRINT gets pushed off the page during the Wild Rumpus! And, as Max leaves the Wild Things, on his boat, the illustrations shrink back- back to reality.