When a little girl draws red dots or her face and circles with her thumbs in her raspberry yogurt, her daddy warns her that that she's making a mess. The little girl doesn't care, though, because she loves messes, especially giant, mixed-up, mushy messes! But when her eager exploration goes too far and exasperates her daddy, she comes to understand that not every mess is okay. Daddy also learns to accept his daughter's playful curiosity. With honesty, warmth, and good humor, I LOVE Messes! offers a child's-eye view of a family making its way through--and celebrating--every child's daily ups and downs, need for love and affection, and determined push for independence.