Daddy's Little Boy
Billy Collins. HarperCollins, $14.99 (32pp) ISBN 978-0-06-029003-0
A couple of titles inspired by the lyrics from two songs of yesteryear (piano music included), celebrate paternal love, with illustrations by Maggie Kneen. Daddy's Little Girl by Bobby Burke and Horace Gerlach and Daddy's Little Boy by Billy Collins depict warm scenes of daddies (mommies, too) and kids year round. The cuddly, tender illustrations of an anthropomorphic rabbit family in the first title, a den of bears in the second, match the text for sheer sugar value (""You're the end of the rainbow, my pot of gold,/ You're Daddy's little girl to have and hold"").
Reviewed on: 04/01/2004