Today we read Tico and the Golden Wings by Leo Lionni. Of course, the illustrations are fabulous Lionni drawings, but the story is also fabulous. Although this is another book that feels sort of like an Aesop fable, from it you can draw much more than one pithy little aphorism. The themes in Tico emcompass kindness, desire, giving, and individuality. Whoa, that's a lot for a little picture book and Lionni manages to cover all this without that didactic feeling that makes children roll their eyes!