What I Like Most

By Mary Murphy

Illustrated by Zhu Cheng-Liang

What I like most is this pencil. It is red outside and red inside. Its colour comes out like a red ribbon. It’s what I like most in the world. Except for...

A little girl tells us about all her favourite things, from her light-up shoes, to hot, steamy chips, to her red pencil. But the girl knows that, even as her feet grow, her plate empties, and her pencil shortens, there’s someone she’ll always love … and that is what she likes the very, very most. An intimate ode to the unwavering love a child has for their mother, this tender, lyrical story is brought exquisitely to life by Zhu Cheng-Liang, a recipient of a New York Times Best Illustrated Book Award.

Categories: Picture Books

For readers aged: 3+

  • Publication details:
  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9781406369045
  • Published: 03 Oct 2019
  • Price: £12.99
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  • Size: 270 x 250 mm
  • Pages: 32

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Customer reviews

Reviews

'Mary Murphy excels at writing cosy, sweet books which have a hug at their heart, and it’s wonderful to see a Chinese mum and daughter portrayed, too.' BookTrust

'The chorus perfectly evokes the circular nature of the child’s imagination, while Zhu Cheng-Liang’s striking, romantic paintings are full of amusing detail.' The Irish Times – Christmas Books Round-Up

'A gentle, profound book about love – don’t miss it.' The Irish Independent, Children’s Books of the Year

'Zhu Cheng-Liang’s pencil and watercolour drawings complement Murphy’s words beautifully.' The Irish Independent, Top Picks from Elaina Ryan

'An intimate ode to the unwavering love a child has for their mother, this tender, lyrical story is brought exquisitely to life by Zhu Cheng-Liang.' Parent Talk

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