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Children's LiteratureFrom morning until night Owen and his Daddy tell each other how much they love one another. It becomes a game of one-upmanship. ("I love you more than FIVE pushes on the big swing!" says Owen. And Daddy replies, "Well, I love you more than SIX monster tickles!") They eat, they run, they play, they read, and finally Owen falls asleep as Daddy tucks him into bed. The upbeat tone of the text is matched by the exuberance in the illustrations. The pace in both text and illustration appropriately slows down as evening arrives. There is such surprise on the faces of the little piglets as they wait in line to take their turns on the slide after Owen's Daddy. Preschoolers will identify with Owen and his stuffed animal, a cape-adorned frog who becomes a part of the action. This is a fine addition to picture books about fathers and sons. The illustrations are perfect for group sharing. 2004, HarperCollins, Ages 3 to 5.