One of our new favorite picture book author/illustrator is David Ezra Stein. The first book of his that we read was Interrupting Chicken, which was a 2011 Caldecott Honor Book. We loved it so much it has been added to our permanent family library.
We later read Pouch and Leaves, and found them to be equally charming.
David Ezra Stein is definitely an author we will keep our eye on, and we look forward to reading more of his books!