What I Like Most By Mary Murphy & Zhu Cheng-Liang

Back of Book:
A little girl observes, one by one, things that give her pleasure — the apricot jam on her toast, the light-up shoes that make her feet bounce, the sparkling river, the pencil whose color comes out like a ribbon. But even after the jar becomes empty, and the shoes grow too small, and the pencil is all used up, one thing will never change.
My Review:
I received a copy of this picture book from Candlewick Press in exchange for an honest review.
In this sweet first-person narrative readers follow a little girl as she shares all the things that she is grateful for. Each object holds a different meaning as to why she loves it. Mary Murphy’s lyrical text captures readers and draws them into life through the eyes of a small child. As the story progresses, the girl continues to change and grow. Still, the one constant in the young girl’s life is the love of her mother. The end of the book shows the intimacy and bond that the two share while preparing for a new addition to the family. The illustrations by Zhu Cheng-Liang are whimsical and full of character. This is a truly stunning book.
Ages 5 and up
32 Pages

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