I Like This, You Like That

I Like This, You Like That

By Linda Ashman
Illustrator Eve Coy


Price: $16.99

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  • Publication Date: April 19, 2022
  • Imprint: Abrams Appleseed
  • Trim Size: 9 x 9
  • ISBN: 9781419750892
  • Page Count: 32
  • Illustrations: Full-color illustrations throughout
  • Rights: World/All

From acclaimed author Linda Ashman and illustrator Eve Coy comes this joyful picture book about making new friends and finding common ground

We’re opposites! / You’re right—we are.
Like big and small. / Like near and far.
But even when we disagree / I like you, and you like me.

A rhyming friendship story told in two voices, this picture book follows two children as they try to discover what they have in common, from favorite toys to shaggy dogs to pizza toppings. With its gentle message and dynamic illustrations, this sweet story is sure to resonate with young readers.


"This quietly beautiful celebration of childhood will appeal to a wide range of young readers and may inspire dialogue about constructive disagreement and respecting differences."
School Library Journal
"Few picture-book authors have Ashman’s gift for writing rhymed verse with a natural cadence and an easygoing style. Appearing in speech balloons, the children’s comments reflect individual preferences rather than gender stereotyping. Coy’s bright, buoyant illustrations, created with watercolors, aquarelle crayons, and colored pencils, capture the many moods of children at play." 

About the author

Linda Ashman is the author of more than 40 picture books and the creator of The Nuts and Bolts Guide to Writing Picture Books. Her books have been included on the “best of the year” lists of the New York Times, Parenting and Child magazines, the New York Public Library, the ILA/CBC, and more, and have been translated into many languages. Ashman lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, with her husband and two elderly dogs. For more, visit LindaAshman.com. Eve Coy is an author-illustrator based in the south of England. Among the picture books she has created are The Huffalots and Daddy-sitting. Coy likes bonfires, butterflies, and brisk walks. She does not like cleaning her room. She is best known for creating warm and charming characters using all sorts of art materials.