My excellent freshman dorm roommate, Renae, introduced me to this book and it was my favorite gift to give for a year or two. The whole book is only about 6 inches square, so it feels gift like. The writing is smart and sweet. My heart-strings tug reliably when I read it.
From a perfect review on Amazon:
“Written in 1965 by Sandol Stoddard Warburg, it still makes the perfect present for your best friend. Not just any run-of-the-mill best friend, though. This book is for the kind of friend who yells for you when you get lost in Grand Central Station or pretends to save you when you pretend to be drowning. I Like You is simple and quirky, uses words like “snurkle,” and is laden with delightful Maurice Sendak-style pen-and-ink illustrations of alligators dancing, lively children, mirth, and general goofiness.”
Give a copy to your sweetheart or friend or child on February 14th, or just because everyone should have a copy.