The Shivers in the Fridge by Fran Manushkin, illustrated by Paul Zelinsky (Duton, $16.99). Manushkin has written an original and hilarious story, featuring a witty and wise exploration of family dynamics. Zelinsky is best known for his breathtaking oil paintings but his whimsical approach here is marvelous and engaging.
Snow Is My Favorite and My Best by Lauren Child (Dial, $16.99). The popular author-illustrator celebrates snow in yet another entertaining Charlie and Lola adventure. Child's trademark style mixes cartoons with photography.
Please Don't Upset P.U. Zorilla by Lynn Rowe Reed (Knopf, $15.95). Young children will be amused by this silly story, and Rowe Reed's madcap, colorful illustrations of a skunk's battle to find a stress-free job (school bus driver, pet store employee, etc.).