In My Heart: A Book of Feelings (Growing Hearts)

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From School Library Journal

PreS-Gr 1—Although this picture book exploration of feelings takes a similar list-and-describe approach to that of Jamie Lee Curtis’s Today I Feel Silly: And Other Moods That Make My Day (HarperCollins, 2007) and Dr. Seuss’s My Many-Colored Days (Knopf, 1998), don’t count that against it. The approach still works, especially when the feelings evoked have such child-friendly imagery (‘My heart is yelling, hot and loud,’ the child narrator explains). The book pairs brief verbal explorations of emotions with evocative imagery, popping with bright colors against the effectively used white background. Throughout the representative illustrations—a bright yellow star to represent happiness, an elephant to represent sadness, a silhouette of the Big Bad Wolf to represent fear—a series of heart cutouts, ever decreasing in size, appears on the pages, until the heroine is able to find her feelings everywhere.—Kathleen Kelly MacMillan, Carroll County Public Library, MD

Review

STARRED REVIEW
‘Consider this beautifully designed French import a must-have for any storytime or one-on-one sharing regarding the somewhat sticky subject of feelings.’

(Kirkus Reviews 2014-10-01)

‘Witek covers an impressive emotional range while Roussey’s childlike drawings evoke each feeling with a playful style.’

(Publishers Weekly 2014-11-10)

‘…evocative imagery, popping with bright colors against the effectively used white background.’

(Kathleen Kelly MacMillan, Carroll County Public Library, MD School Library Journal 2014-12-01)

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