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In this follow-up to Piglet and Mama (Abrams, 2005), Piglet loves to play with her papa, but one day she chews his tail-hard-and he chases her out of the sty. Not sure if he really loves her anymore, she asks the other farm animals if they do and receives reassurances from all: "Hello, Horse' . . . .'Do you love me?' 'I like your cute little ears,' said Horse, 'and I do love you-but someone else loves you ten times more.'" Each creature mentions another attribute: "snub little nose," "curly-whirly tail," "little pink trotters," "fat little tummy"-escalating how much the "someone else" loves her, up to "a billion times more." When Piglet is tired and goes home, Papa is waiting for her and loving her "best of all in the whole wide world!" "I knew that !" says Piglet, and she sits on his head, bounces on his belly, and chews his tail-gently. Although this is another in a growing number of books in the "Guess How Much I Love You" mode, it is exceptional. The characters are all wonderfully drawn with humor and sensitivity in the brief text and softly colored cartoon illustrations. The little pig's emotions are beautifully portrayed, and her relationship with her papa is perfect. Sure to be a winner in storytimes, and on laps one-on-one as well.
—Judith ConstantinidesCopyright 2006 Reed Business Information.