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My Heart Is Like a Zoo Hardcover – 2 Jan 2014

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  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Greenwillow Books (2 Jan. 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0061915106
  • ISBN-13: 978-0061915109
  • Product Dimensions: 21 x 1 x 28.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,516,322 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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)

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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!

--This text refers to the Board book edition.

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By wendy on 22 Jan. 2015
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
great book, bright colours and trying to make the animals is a lot of fun.
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By marie beecroft on 7 April 2015
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Wonderful images. Genius!
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
This adorable "heart" story in rhyme is one of those perfect books to read and discuss during story or circle time! 17 Mar. 2010
By D. Fowler - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
All young children have little feelings in their hearts and heads, but it is often difficult for them to understand or express their emotions. This little book of twenty animals, all made up in part of "heart" shapes, can help parents, caretakers and teachers help them understand and express their feelings, emotions and attitudes. This is a fun book of heart words and feelings in the shape of herons, hippos, caterpillars, clams, bears, crabs and many other animals.

"My heart is like a zoo-
eager as a beaver,
steady as a yak,
hopeful as a hungry heron, hoping for a snack . . . "

This adorable "heart" story in rhyme is one of those perfect books to read and discuss during story or circle time. Each of the brief descriptions of an animal can be linked to a primary emotion. The artwork is ingeniously designed to incorporate several heart shapes in each colorful animal. The whole book simply shouts read me and read me again. There are "more than three hundred hearts" in the design of this book for youngsters to count. This book can simply be a captivating page turner for the littlest "readers" or a learning experience for the older ones. If you want an instant classic, this is one you might want to consider!
13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
Cute book for reading or crafting 30 Dec. 2009
By M. Talalay - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Kiwi Magazine Review:
I *heart* this book. Although many may see this colorful children's picture book as just a sweet bedtime tale, it is the perfect Valentine craft for kids as well. Imagine the critters that can be made out of heart shapes in various sizes. This book is a breath of fresh air in the shelves full of books about zoo animals. We would recommend it for ages 2-5.
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
My Heart is Like a Zoo- Hurrah! 1 Mar. 2010
By M. Darling - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
As a 70 year old, I enjoyed the creative designs and colors in the book, but I was concerned that the children would think it was too "babyish." That was not the case. It provided them with ideas for creating their own Valentines, and now my refrigerator door has new decorations. Lots of fun.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Adorable, Colorful, Great springboard for discussion! 24 Oct. 2011
By heartnursejt - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This book is amazing. The pictures are so colorful and bold, and it is a great springboard for discussion of various feelings. Since all the pictures are made of hearts, it would be a great craft idea as well. Well done!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
My Heart Is Like a Zoo --- amazing! 27 Feb. 2012
By xobeautyUK - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
I love this book.

As an ESL/ESOL/ELL teacher, I was able to use this book for a similes and metaphors unit plan project for my intermediate 6th grade ELL students. I used this book on the very last day of the unit. I read the book to my students and showed them the pictures, then I told them that they had to recreate two of the pictures in this book. For one of the recreations, they had to write a simile that had to do with the animal and for the other recreation, they had to write a metaphor that had to do with the animal. The similes and metaphors that they wrote had to be their own and could not come from the examples in the book. For example, for the lion, they could have written: Billy is as strong as a lion and that would show me that they know how to create a simile.

It was a GREAT and very successful project. The students had fun and it took the entire class period. It was a great way for my students to truly understand similes and metaphors.

I always try to find picture books that I can use as supplementary materials in my classroom and this is a perfect addition to my collection.
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