I think both me and my sister Jordan post about this book every February. It is hard to imagine a better Valentine’s Day book — and I don’t think it even mentions Valentine’s Day at all.

It’s called I Like You. It’s by Sandol Stoddard Warburg. And it’s just the most charming book ever. Kids love it. Grown ups love it. The illustrations are adorable.

My friend Renae Chambers gave me a copy when we were roommates during my freshman year, and it’s been a favorite every since. I tend to misplace my copy from time to time — loan it out, give it as a last minute gift, leave it somewhere — but a new copy always seems to find its way back to me.
My current edition was a gift from my friend Audrey, who took perfect care of my kids while I was in Mexico. Thank you, Audrey!

Buy a copy for your friend. Or your crush. Or your own book collection. Or for anyone that needs some kindness. You will love it.