The Story of Ping, by Marjorie Flack: Every day Ping and his family are let out to search for food. One day Ping does not hear the call to return at the end of the day and must search for his family. Along the way he meets new friends and has a wealth of new adventures. A great story with wonderful illustrations.
Alexander and The Terrible, Horrible, No Good Very Bad Day by Judity Voist and Ray Cruz: Alexander goes to sleep with gum in his mouth and wakes up with gum in his hair. Any time anything went wrong in my house we used the start of this book to say things will get better. An all time favorite with many children.