The combined comedic talents of author Helen Lester and illustrator Lynn Munsinger have produced some of my favorite books for kids. Their most popular series is probably Tacky the Penguin. A cute series about a wacky penguin whose differences make him a trial and a blessing to his perfect penguin siblings. Lester has written many other quirky books that kids love. Her characters are silly, sometimes not so smart, and all have a little of every child in them. The characters exaggerated behavior will keep kids laughing and engaged as they see a little of themselves in each one. Munsinger's fun watercolor illustrations bring the stories alive with their vibrant playful portrayal of each characters antics.