My Heart Is Like a Zoo (Hardcover)
Greenwillow Books, 9780061915109, 32pp.
Publication Date: December 22, 2009
Spring 2010 Kids' Next List
— Camille DeBoer, Pooh's Corner, Grand Rapids, MI
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A heart can be hopeful, or silly, or happy. A heart can be rugged, or snappy, or lonely. A heart holds every different feeling, and debut author-artist Michael Hall captures each one with a delicate touch.
For each feeling, the bold, graphic artwork creates an animal out of heart shapes, from "eager as a beaver" to "angry as a bear" to "thoughtful as an owl." An accessible and beautiful debut, My Heart Is Like a Zoo is everything a classic picture book should be: honest, sincere, and speaking directly to even the very youngest child.
Ages: 0 - 5
Praise For My Heart Is Like a Zoo…
“Starting with one simple shape, Michael Hall shows us a nearly infinite number of ways to make a menagerie of love.”
“Now hear this! The art in this book will astonish Earth!”
“Michael Hall’s My Heart Is Like a Zoo is a combination of deceptive simplicity and gorgeous graphic design. Colorful, fun, and thoroughly enjoyable.”
“The bold digital collages of zoo animals in this debut picture book are clear and bright, and the simple rhymes about feelings will have preschoolers savoring the words, joining in, and pointing at every playful zoo scene.”
“Animals, adjectives and hearts—lots of hearts—combine in this bright, appealing selection, reminiscent of the works of Lois Ehlert.”
“Children just learning about shapes will revel in these pages.”
“This title will have a wide audience, whether in a classroom, library, or at home. An outstanding choice for one-on-one sharing.”