From School Library Journal
PreS-K–On each spread of this picture-book love story, a mother describes one of the things she loves about her preschooler, from the way his hair looks in the morning to the way he hugs. Pham uses full-page, half-page, and spot art against a white background to illustrate this familial bond. Her pen, ink, and digital art is the star here. She is such a master at conveying a full range of facial expressions and delightful comic details in her lively sketches that much of her slight text is unnecessary. Mothers will enjoy reading this to their sons, but it is not likely to become a favorite with children. It would make a lovely gift for Mother's Day or for a new mother, but it is not a first purchase for children's collections.–Rachel G. Payne, Brooklyn Public Library, NY. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
Mom regales her baby boy by telling him everything she loves about him, tracing his day from morning to night. Pham generates touches of humor when the text and pictures suggest completely different scenarios: “I love . . . how you eat” accompanies a series of small pictures showing baby refusing to eat, gobbling greedily, spilling his milk, and wearing as much as he’s eaten. Elsewhere, her illustrations capture the impish gleam in the child’s eye and his little pranks, such as running off in his birthday suit when Mom tries getting him out of his pajamas. Splashes of color and ample white space frame the images, making the visuals clear for the youngest audience. With its predictable conclusion—“Mostly, I just love you”—there’s not much new here, but children will giggle, and mothers and grandmas will enjoy sharing this reassuring message with infants and toddlers at bedtime. Preschool. --Patricia Austin