Books: Burglars & Bougainvillea

I LOVE YOU, I LOVE YOU, I LOVE YOU—Ludwig Bemelmans—Viking ($2.50).

"She came over and into my bed and leaned her ash-blonde head on my new framboise-colored $12.50 Saks Fifth Avenue pajamas, and then in the cadences of Leslie Howard, with her eyes on my lips, in three distinct shadings, soft, softer, and the last words in an almost inaudible whispered tone, she said, 'I love you, I love you, I will always love you. . . .' "

"My daughter Barbara," explains Author Bemelmans airily, in this latest funny travelogue. Barbara, aged three-and-a-half, is...

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