I Love My Daddy, by Giles Andreae, illustrated by Emma Dodd (Orchard, £10.99). 2+
The title says it all in this ebullient, if unsurprising, sequel to I Love My Mummy. The predictability is easily compensated for by the remarkable emotional intensity of Emma Dodd's bold illustrations, as they capture shared moments of pleasure between a baby and father as they romp and tease and finally end the day with a cosy bedtime story and snuggle. Giles Andreae's rhyming text provides a pleasingly bouncy accompaniment.