I Like it When…

Author: Mary Murphy | Illustrator: Mary Murphy

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ISBN: 9780152056490

Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers

Binding: Board Book

Year Distributed: 2008 - 2009

Availability: Past 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 12 months

What’s Happening at this Age

  • Looking at pictures and begin to name familiar items like dog, cup, and baby
  • Answering questions about what they see in books
  • Recognizing the covers of favorite books
  • Beginning to recognize when a book is upside down

All of a sudden, your baby doesn’t seem like a baby anymore! This is an amazing time for your little one as they’re very aware of the world around them. Even though they’re not saying them yet, your baby is already learning words. A wonderful way to learn new words is by pointing out pictures in favorite books and talking about each thing on the page. They’re also learning about how books work so having them hand you a book can give you a chance to talk about how you hold it. Letting your baby turn the pages gives you an opportunity to praise their own efforts at handling a book.

Click here to see a full list of milestones for your 12-month-old as well as tips and activities for you and your baby!

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.


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