From the simple phrase "my heart is like a zoo," we meet 20 animals and find out what they add to the heart.
What I thought: Brilliant! I loved it. This book would be a great conversation started about emotions. What a wonderful idea for a book. I love the use of similes. This would be a fantastic book for teachers to use when they teach that concept. The illustrations are wonderful. What a great idea to make all the animals out of hearts. I could spend hours pouring over the illustrations. The bright colors are so appealing.
Story Time Themes: Emotions, Animals, Similes
Craft Idea: Let the kids make their own heart animal.
(New York: Greenwillow, 2010)