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I Like This, You Like That

Cover: 'I Like This, You Like That'

Staff Review: "I Like This, You Like That" by Linda Ashman, Eve Coy


This sweet picture book teaches children that they can still be friends with someone even if they don’t agree on everything. Throughout the story, two young friends find they don’t seem to like any of the same things. One likes cold days and one likes hot days; one likes being messy and one likes being neat. Instead of being sad about it, though, they realize that even if they are opposites, they still like each other (and pizza!) and that’s what’s important. They even recognize that differences can be a good thing in a way that’s easy for children to understand: sharing pizza toppings because one friend likes the veggies best and the other likes everything else. 

The illustrations are simple, yet beautiful, and show the children having fun together even as they disagree with their words. This book is a great way to help children celebrate and value friendship, even if they don’t always agree.

Audience: children | Genre: fiction, picture book

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