My Heart Is Like a Zoo

My Heart Is Like a Zoo

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The 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 board book edition of the award-winning picture book is perfect for little hands and the very youngest readers, 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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Product details

  • 0-5
  • Board book | 34 pages
  • 129.54 x 175.26 x 22.86mm | 294.83g
  • HarperCollins Publishers Inc
  • Greenwillow Books
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • colour illustrations
  • 0061915122
  • 9780061915123
  • 101,954

Review quote

"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
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Back cover copy

All the animals in this book are made of heart shapes. How many hearts can you count?

A book about feelings, colors, shapes, counting, and animals to share with the youngest child!
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About Michael Hall

Michael Hall grew up in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where autumn was memorable for football, floats, caramel apples, and spectacular colors. He is the creator of several acclaimed picture books for children, including Frankencrayon, Red: A Crayon's Story, My Heart Is Like a Zoo, Perfect Square, and It's an Orange Aardvark! Michael Hall now lives with his family in Minneapolis, Minnesota-another city that shimmers in the fall.
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Rating details

2,094 ratings
4.02 out of 5 stars
5 37% (784)
4 34% (721)
3 23% (476)
2 4% (87)
1 1% (26)
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