When I was a child, I loved the kind of humor that took one idea that was just a little bit off and played it out to its (il)logical conclusion. Dave Barry, Steve Martin and Mel Brooks all appealed when I was young (who am I kidding, I still love those guys). Now, I find myself enjoying just about anything by Oliver Jeffers, Mo Willems or David Sedaris.
Given my love of taking things too far, I was pleasantly surprised to read The Two Mutch Sisters by Carol Brendler and illustrated by Lisa Brown (thanks for the recommendation Tricia Snyder). The sisters have been collecting since they were little, resulting in a house stuffed with pairs of everything…and I do mean everything: canoes and bear-skin rugs, lamps and kites and tea kettles and…too much. The silliness of their collections adds a levity to a story about boundaries and space and the bond between sisters.
I recommend The Two Mutch Sisters for ages 4 to 6.