It is hard to imagine a better Valentine’s Day book than this, 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 dorm roommate gave me a copy during my freshman year, and it’s been a favorite ever 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.

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.

P.S. — More Valentine’s Day ideas, and favorite picture books.