What I Like

A Parents’ Choice Recommended Award Winner

What I Like will get kids wiggling and giggling with catchy original tunes by Champaign-Urbana musician David Howie plus familiar childhood songs and rhymes. Other performers include Kathy Harden, Lynn O'Brien, and library staff members.

The Champaign Public Library has created two music CDs to help children get ready to read. Listening to rhymes and music sparks brain development, leading to success with language and reading. What a fun way to learn and grow!

School Library Journal "Best Music for Little Ones" 


Purchase What I Like for $12

  • Buy it in Champaign-Urbana at Art Mart Toys, Bella Bambini, or Checkered Moon.
  • Buy it at the Main Library Checkout Desk.
  • For mail orders, contact Donna Pittman at 217/403-2048 or dpittman@champaign.org.

Your purchase supports library programs and services.

Play List

Good Morning   2:38  
Visit the Library  1:59 
Pop Goes the Weasel  0:23
Jack and Jill  0:25
Little Red Wagon  1:32
I Wanna Play  2:49 
Grand Old Duke of York  0:56
Humpty Dumpty  0:27
I’m a Little Teapot  0:54
Swimmin’ in My Tub  3:08 
This Little Piggy  0:16
Peanut Butter and Jelly  1:15
Everybody Knows I Love My Toes  1:40
I See the Moon  1:12
Naptime  4:14  
Baa, Baa Black Sheep  1:27
I Love Animals  2:07 
Little Miss Muffet  0:46
The Seasons  2:09

Green Packaging

We're pleased to say that the plastic tray in our CDs is made of 100% recycled, post-consumer bottles, and the cardboard is 100% Green Forestry Practices Certified stock, printed with vegetable-based inks.

Top 3 Tips for Teaching Toddlers

  • Ask questions.
  • Respond to their answers.
  • Praise them for a job well done!

More for Parents

What I Like, CD cover

Video & Sample Tracks

See a video of David Howie performing I Love Animals, or sample some of his other original tunes: 

Good Morning, mp3
I Wanna Play, mp3
Naptime, mp3

Coloring Sheet

Download our great cover artwork by illustrator Mary Anne Lloyd.


Want to sing along? We've got the lyrics.

"Baby Boogie" CD cover

Our Other Great CD

Little ones will love our other CD, Baby Boogie, featuring more of David's lively songs and childhood favorites. It's a great baby gift!

David Howie, walking with guitar

More About David Howie

David Howie’s work for children includes 10 CDs for Catholic Kids Net, a national company. He is known to local audiences for his appearances around town as a guitarist-vocalist and as the leader of the band Sons & Daughters, which performed for 15 years starting in 1992.