I Like It When . . .by Mary Murphy
The adorable young penguin in this new board book edition of Mary Murphy's perennial favorite likes holding hands, dancing, eating new things, reading, and having all sorts of fun with an affectionate and caring older penguin
A little penguin spends a activity-filled day with a loving older penguin in this board book edition of Mary Murphy's perennial favorite.
The adorable young penguin in this new board book edition of Mary Murphy's perennial favorite likes holding hands, dancing, eating new things, reading, and having all sorts of fun with an affectionate and caring older penguin. Perfect for little onesand for those they love!
Author Biography: Mary Murphy is the creator of I Like It When . . . , winner of the National Parenting Publications Gold Award, and many other books featuring her penguin characters, including the recent Please Be Quiet! She lives in Ireland.
[set star]"Any child with a loving, committed caregiver will recognize that person in these pages."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
"A most reassuring toddler book, great for one-on-one sharing and story times . . . A winner."--School Library Journal
"The loving and playful relationship between this penguin parent and child makes for an exceptionally warm little book."--Publishers Weekly
- Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
- Publication date:
- Product dimensions:
- 8.61(w) x 8.58(h) x 0.62(d)
- Age Range:
- 1 - 4 Years
Meet the Author
Mary Murphy has published several children's books, including I LIKE IT WHEN, which won the Parenting Magazine Gold Medal. She lives in Dublin, Ireland.
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We first saw this book in our local library. We checked it out and continued to check it out because we enjoyed reading it to our 1 1/2 year old at bedtime. We finally decided it was time to buy the book. At the time I thought I was purchasing a paperback style. Come to find out it was a board book - EVEN BETTER! This book really pin points the special things with your child. It has turned out to be a great bed time book!
I Like It When.... is a beautiful book. My three kids loved this book so much that I have to buy a second one for my other twin. The drawings are great, the primary colours are easy to look at it and the simple, very loving story is awesome. It is a book that will touch your heart. It is my favourite book to give as a gift.
My son asks me to read this book every night. We added actions to each page which makes it extra special.
Such a nice book about the simple things in life. My child loved it when he was 3 and he loves it even more now that he's 5.
A good children's book is one that both the parent and the child enjoy. And this one fits the bill -- a lot of very early childhood learning packed into a sweet and well illustrated book. The bold lettering and use of simple primary colors held my daughter's attention at the age of 18 months when I first introduced this book to her. This book also taught my daughter to recognize a few simple words, it taught her about relationships, recounting activities, and how to express emotions and affection. The penguin reminds me of a Daddy penguin. Lets be honest... MY favorite part is the tickle part. My daughter anticipates me tickling her belly and just goes crazy. The best part is that she's now almost three, and this book is still very relevant to her daily activities.
My daughter is only 1 year old, but she already knows which book she loves the most. I have to read it at least 3 times before she'll go to bed!
I read this to my Grandson, it is his favorite book. I read it at least 4 times a day when I'm with him. He loves it so much he's worn it out, and the pages came apart. I have been reading it to him since he was born. And he is now 14 months old. He goes and gets it and sits on my lap. His favorite part is when I say I lke it when you tickle me. and he tickles his tummy it is so cute. So I now have to get a new one, not to replace that one but one to keep. I am going to try some of the other penquin books by Mary Murphy I highly recomend this cute book.