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I Like it When…

Author: Mary Murphy | Illustrator: Mary Murphy

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Rated 5.0 out of 5
5.0 out of 5 stars (based on 2 reviews)

ISBN: 9780152056490

Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers

Binding: Board Book

Year Distributed: 2008 - 2009; 2021 - 2022

Availability: Current Books

Themes/Topics: Animals, Feelings

A little penguin shares its favorite things with the one it loves most, including holding hands, playing peekaboo, and reading stories.

Age Group Newborn

What’s Happening at this Age

  • Recognizing familiar voices
  • Gazing at high contrast pictures
  • Looking at faces

Your little one is just getting used to the world around them. That includes getting to know YOU in a new way! Up until now, your baby has only heard your voice. Your voice is the most important thing in their world right now. Singing and talking to them as you soothe them reinforces that connection. Reading simple books, even though they don’t understand them, gives you another way of sharing your connection. As their vision develops, they will be increasingly drawn to faces. When you talk with them, putting your face within 12 inches of theirs will help them connect your face to the sound that they already love!

Why did we select this book?

This book demonstrates all of our favorite activities and interactions between a caregiver and a child. The book shows many different ways to grow an attachment between you and your young reader, whether it is day-to-day things like eating, sleeping or reading or special things like dancing to music.


Sweetest pictures and theme

Rated 5.0 out of 5
November 21, 2023

A beautifully sweet and simple book of mommy and baby penguin doing things together. Read it to our son all throughout his first several months of life.


Great one on one sharing

Rated 5.0 out of 5
April 28, 2023

This is a great book for one on one sharing. Later on it is a good early reader book due to the repetitive storyline.


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