I have a three year old who loves books and a significant part of my day is spent reading to him. We read before naptime, before bedtime, and throughout the day. Not all children's books are created equal, however, and I enjoy reading some books a lot more than others (I'm talking to you Elmo). One of my favorite go-to authors and illustrators is Oliver Jeffers. His books have unique stories with beautiful illustrations. He has become one of my favorite artists. My most favorite book by him is The Incredible Book Eating Boy because it speaks to my collage-loving heart. The images below show how he incorporates collage and whimsical illustrations throughout the book.
He's published a lot of really great children's books but he's also a wonderful fine artist as well. I encourage you to check out his work and this short video about his process.