Monday, September 6, 2010

My Heart Is Like a Zoo by Michael Hall

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)

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