I Like You (1965)—Stoddard’s sixth published book was her commercial breakthrough, delivering a unique and deeply affectionate celebration of all the reasons we like each other that has resonated from generation to generation. Brought to life by the clever, quirky illustrations of Jacqueline Chwast, I Like You has been in print continuously for more than half a century and has been used in countless wedding ceremonies. The text celebrates friendship in all its varieties and permutations, quoting from conversations the author had with her young sons; as the iconic jacket blurb penned by editor Austin Olney proclaims, “this is the book Romeo would have given Juliet, Charlie Brown would have given Snoopy.” CBS/Mary Tyler Moore Productions, among others, bought options for the screen rights.
I Like You
I Like You (1965)—A deeply affectionate celebration of all the reasons we like each other, I Like You has remained in print since 1965, brought to life by Jacqueline Chwast’s illustrations