Shaun Tan writes and illustrates beautiful non-typical picture books, that are equally as rewarding for adults and children.
My favourite is The Arrival, a wordless graphic novel that nearly made me cry. I had never thought of myself as an immigrant before, having moved by choice from NZ to the UK, and then to Australia; but that is what I am, and I really identified with some of the situations the protagonist finds himself in.
My second favourite book is Tales from Outer Suburbia, a collection of short stories written and illustrated by Shaun Tan. The stories are beautiful and gently moving, about:
the quiet mysteries of everyday life: homemade pets, dangerous weddings, stranded sea mammals, tiny exchange students and secret rooms filled with darkness and delight.