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My Heart Is Like a Zoo Hardcover – Picture Book, December 22, 2009
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Paperback, International Edition
Board book, Illustrated, Picture Book
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A New York Times bestseller!
My Heart Is Like a Zoo features bright colors, simple sentences, playful animals, and more than 300 hearts for children to count and enjoy. Caldecott Medalist Brian Selznick says, "Starting with one simple shape, Michael Hall shows us a nearly infinite number of ways to make a menagerie of love."
This award-winning picture book is a must-have for every young reader, who will learn that a heart can be hopeful, silly, happy, rugged, snappy, or lonely. A heart holds every different feeling, and author-artist Michael Hall captures each one with his bold, graphic artwork.
An ideal springboard for conversations about emotions, and for introducing concepts, math, and art projects in the classroom and at home. School Library Journal called it an "outstanding choice for one-on-one sharing."
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“It stole my heart.” — Robert Sabuda, New York Times bestselling author
“Starting with one simple shape, Michael Hall shows us a nearly infinite number of ways to make a menagerie of love.” — Brian Selznick, Caldecott Medalist
“Now hear this! The art in this book will astonish Earth!” — Chris Raschka, Caldecott Medalist
“Michael Hall’s My Heart Is Like a Zoo is a combination of deceptive simplicity and gorgeous graphic design. Colorful, fun, and thoroughly enjoyable.” — Laura Vaccaro Seeger, Caldecott Honor Artist, New York Times bestselling author
“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.” — ALA Booklist
“Animals, adjectives and hearts―lots of hearts―combine in this bright, appealing selection, reminiscent of the works of Lois Ehlert.” — Kirkus Reviews
“Children just learning about shapes will revel in these pages.” — Publishers Weekly
“This title will have a wide audience, whether in a classroom, library, or at home. An outstanding choice for one-on-one sharing.” — School Library Journal
- Publisher : Greenwillow Books; Illustrated edition (December 22, 2009)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 32 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0061915106
- ISBN-13 : 978-0061915109
- Reading age : 1 - 5 years, from customers
- Grade level : Preschool - 3
- Item Weight : 14.4 ounces
- Dimensions : 8.25 x 0.38 x 11.25 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #174,367 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
- #179 in Children's Zoo Books (Books)
- #2,158 in Children's Books on Emotions & Feelings (Books)
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Reviewed in the United States on March 16, 2018
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When my oldest daughter did her project she was so excited regarding the different animals that were made out of hearts she barely took a breath telling me all about it after school. She told me I had to immediately go to the store and buy the book, because she needed to make all the animals in the book for Grandma. Plus she said the rhyming was fun. So I bought the book.
It is an adorable book, and well worth the money if you have young children or even young grandchildren. I would buy this book again, and in fact I am keeping this book. Someday I will be sharing this book with any grandchildren I may have, because it is well worth keeping.
I bought the book for our "newly two" thinking he'd enjoy the pictures. (The "almost four" is much more into anything with wheels, so I wasn't expecting him to be too into this.) Well, turns out it's a hit with both.
There are some words that weren't as familiar to the kids, but we've explained what they mean, or given synonyms in explanation. What a great and easy way to teach new words.
Adorable, and great for ages 18 months - 4 years or so.
The bright, bold colors are eye catching. The artwork is simple in that it is made up almost entirely of hearts, which is lovely to look at and provides a seeking/counting game and arts and crafts inspiration for older children. The rhyme and rhythm make it a joy to read-- seriously, just try it! "Brave as a lion, thoughtful as an owl, peaceful as a portly walrus lounging on a towel." The emotions, character traits, and physical descriptions are great vocab builders, and baby is captivated listening to it and looking at the pages. We can't get enough of this one!
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Las hojas son de cartón, todos los animales que vienen están hechos con corazones. Hay algunos que no se les entiende bien la forma pero es una forma de despertar nuevas ideas y creatividad a los niños. Mi bebé tiene menos de dos años y si lo ve y me dice los animales.