Polly Dunbar's Tilly books are so delightful. Have you seen these books yet? They are rather new. You may have heard of her from this favorite picture book. She is a young British illustrator, and I just love her whimsicality. Her stories are very simple, but that is what makes them so appealing. If you can't tell, I am a big lover of simple childhood...and these stories are just that. Childhood at it's essence.
You'll fall in love with her sweet characters.
And even better..there's a whole series of books about each of her friends. If you library doesn't have these, talk with your Librarian about getting them. They really are delightful little books perfect for very young readers.