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Children's LiteratureLittle One and her father return home from a day at the circus and she asks her father, "Can you guess who my favorite person in the whole wide world is?" Her father asks for some clues. She says it is someone who is "big," "strong," "kind and gentle," and can make her laugh. It is someone "who gives the best piggyback rides." These and other clues certainly indicate that it is, of course, her father. The illustrations for each of the clues show this special person as a performer in the circus who wears glasses, just like Daddy. For example, when Little One says her favorite person can reach the top shelf where the cookies are hidden, the illustration shows "Uncle Sam" on stilts reaching for the cookie jar. Wallace has used the double-page spread to show the height, making the reader turn the book for the full effect. The simplicity of the text underscores the unconditional love between father and daughter. This is a good title to add to a "Father's Day" story time. 2005, Hyperion, Ages 3 to 5.