A while back, I posted a blog about the book In front of my house by Marianne Dubuc. My two-year-old daughter loved it, but I actually found it to be a great book to read aloud to a variety of ages of children. KPL just got in Dubuc's newest book, Animal masquerade, which has the same format : tons of colorful illustrations, sparse text on each page (but with plenty of "big" words), and much longer than the average picture book (over 100 pages, but less than a ten-minute read). If you've got a 1-year-old, 4-year-old, and 7-year-old that you'd like to read to at the same time, this is your book. Animal masquerade features a huge variety of animals (from millipedes to platypuses) getting ready for a masquerade party, each disguising himself as another animal as the story progresses. It is very cute and clever...I am a huge fan of this author/illustrator!