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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
Rating:****
Tags:animals, similes, hearts, feelings, childhood, zoo

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This picture book made out of shapes would be categorized as poetry. It would be best for primary grades. The book is filled with analogies like hungry as a hippo to describe all the animals you would find in the zoo. The most capturing part of the book was more the simplistic pictures he created rather than the words them self. This book was not set up to tell a story but rather introduce animals and an analogy to go with. This book would be mainly used to explore emotions and animals on a creative level.
  dluby17 | Feb 24, 2015 |
This book is a poem explaining the characteristics of the narrators heart using the animals of the zoo and clever rhyming to explain the meaning. The pictures are very simple and bright which make this a perfect and fun book for young children! The illustrations are also all made up of hearts, which opens many opportunities for further discussions, exporlations, and crafts that connect to the book. (Poetry)
  apoffenroth13 | Feb 9, 2015 |
This is a fun book full of rhyme and cute animals made out of the heart shape. It would be a fun read-aloud for preschool to first or second grade, and you could use it to talk about animals and the zoo, shapes, colors, and even have a project drawing animals with the shapes. ( )
  AmandaLK | Feb 5, 2015 |
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 |
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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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