My Heart Is Like a Zoo (Library Binding)

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By Michael Hall, Michael Hall (Illustrator)
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“Feelings are characterized by animals created entirely of hearts in this energetic picture book. My Heart is Like a Zoo is a refreshing Valentine's Day choice and a must-have for school libraries.”
— Camille DeBoer, Pooh's Corner, Grand Rapids, MI

Description


Welcome to the zoo!

Twenty animals are waiting for you—some are familiar, some may be brand-new.

What are they doing?

How are they feeling?

Are they friends of yours?

Come on in and say hello!

Michael Hall's menagerie invites you and your children to talk about feelings and emotions, explore color and shapes, count the hearts, and meet the animals.

About the Author


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.



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.

Praise For…


“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
Product Details
ISBN: 9780061915116
ISBN-10: 0061915114
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
Publication Date: December 22nd, 2009
Pages: 32
Language: English