Not only does Daddy make the best spaghetti, but he also performs endless antics that keep Corey entertained from the time he is picked up at the day-care center until he's tucked into bed. Readers (and listeners) will find it impossible not to giggle along too, as Daddy does such wonderfully silly things as throw Corey over his shoulder in the grocery store and ask the clerk how much this sack of potatoes costs; appear as ""Bathman""--with a towel thrown over his shoulders cape-like and a shower cap on his head--to fly Corey off to the tub; and pretend he's a dog, with the bottoms of Corey's pajamas on his head, the feet hanging down like floppy ears. Corey's Mom is also a good sport. She comes home from work while the spaghetti is on the stove, and praises the results of the joint father-son cooking effort. And she lets Corey make a bubble mountain in the sink when he helps her wash the dinner dishes. Hines' simple pictures and easygoing text capture all three characters' personalities, as well as the warmth of Corey's home. Daddy is bound to steal the hearts of many young readers, who may well demand a ""Bathman"" routine nightly. JLG.