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My Heart Is Like a Zoo by Michael Hall

My Heart Is Like a Zoo (edition 2009)

by Michael Hall, Michael Hall (Illustrator)

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Title:My Heart Is Like a Zoo
Authors:Michael Hall (Author)
Other authors:Michael Hall (Illustrator)
Info:Greenwillow Books (2009), Hardcover, 32 pages
Collections:Your library
Tags:animals, similes, hearts, feelings, childhood, zoo

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My Heart Is Like a Zoo by Michael Hall




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The books starts out with the shape of a heart. He then goes to compare the emotions of a heart to zoo animals. This book is playful. The illustrations are animals made from the shape of a heart. Many crafts can be done regarding this book. Cutting out hearts and making different animals out of that shape can be one. Also, Having the kids tell what their heart feels and making a different animal than what is in the book could be another. ( )
  Whitney_Taylor | Sep 14, 2013 |
Short book with big colorful illustrations and a nice way of describing different feelings of the heart in a way that young children will likely understand. ( )
  dukefan86 | May 29, 2013 |
This is a colorful picture book exploring feelings which would be great to read in Pre-K and kindergarten. It teaches about animals and how a heart feels like them. It'd fit nicely into lessons about feelings and understanding ourselves in a community. ( )
  ColorBound | Dec 15, 2012 |
This book depicts through rhyme, how as humans, our hearts can feel many different emotions. The author compares the human heart to many different animals and the characteristics they possess. Colorful artwork and the common theme of the shape of a heart throughout all the animals, creates an age-appropriate book with a great message.

Genre: This story would be classified as poetry. Besides being written in rhyme, the whole story is one simile after another. My Heart Is Like a Zoo's message to children is that it is okay to have different emotions, even normal! The colorful artwork also helps to draw the reader into the message behind the poem and make it age appropriate for younger children. ( )
  Laceyjo10 | Nov 18, 2012 |
All the animals in this colorful and vibrant book, from the hungry heron to the silly seal are created from heart shapes. The book uses animals to express the different kinds of love we can feel, from thoughtful to brave.

Hall’s digital illustrations are precise, yet playful as he manipulates the simple heart shape into different animal forms. The humble heart shape is celebrated by creating brightly colored animals. The rhyming text is brief and full of adjectives and alliteration.

Full Review at Picture-Book-a-Day: http://picturebookaday.blogspot.com/2012/04/book-97-my-heart-is-like-zoo-by-mich...
  amy-picturebookaday | Apr 7, 2012 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0061915106, Hardcover)

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

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Depicts in rhyming text how love can be many different things, such as eager as a beaver, steady as a yak, or silly as a seal.

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