Good News, Bad News by Jeff Mack ($12.98 on Amazon), published by Chronicle Books is probably one of the easiest stories to read to your child. The fun lies in the "acting" you can do while your child engages in the adorable visual imagery. I always get Chloe laughing uncontrollably when I get to the part where the mouse freaks out and yells "Bad, Bad, Bad, Bad News!" Then I imitate the crying bunny.
I love that the message of the book is about friendship and in the end, the little mouse and bunny BFFs enjoy their picnic after all. You can watch the trailer to experience the book below.
Download the Good News, Bad News Activity PDF which includes this matching game.