I've been reading Homer Price to my two younger kids lately and I absolutely love the illustrations. The kids love the storyline but my favorite aspect of this story are the illustrations....they are so sweet and nostalgic. The author and illustrator of this book is Robert McCloskey. He's the same author that wrote and illustrated "Make Way for Ducklings" and I think also "Blueberries for Sal". He draws such lovely illustrations of days past. This is a good read-aloud for elementary kids and for strong elementary readers to read to themselves, too.