Horton Hears a Who
This is the first book I can remember reading on my own. I sat on the floor of the New York Public Library when I was five years old and moved my fingers over the words, one at a time, saying those words aloud and loving their round sounds. If you're a grown-up, you should own this book and keep it close by. It's a great way to remember that EVERYONE can make a difference in this world - even a tiny Who. And if you're lucky enough to have kids, please don't forget to read to them tonight. Children are as perishable as milk.