Let's face it - adults love picture books too. What were your favorites as a child? Mine were The Cat and the Hat, Where the Wild Things Are, and anything by Shel Silverstein.
Studies over the years confirm the benefits of reading to children. Apart from that, reading to children is just plain fun, as evidenced by this grandma reading Wonky Donkey by Craig Smith (wait for it...her laughter cracks me up starting with the 3rd page turn ;-).