This book by Karen Karr would make a wonderful bedtime story for little kids.
It's imaginative and has just enough soothing repetition.
I love the way the kid in the story imagines floating in the sky and seeing everything from up there. In fact, maybe I shouldn't admit it, but it makes me want to go up in a hot air balloon myself, and I'm a grown-up!
The author briefly mentions that God created everything seen from the sky, but the book isn't at all teachy-preachy.
And the illustrations by Leigh Drzycimski capture the mood of the story perfectly.
My Hot Air Balloon is definitely a good picture book.