My Heart Is Like a Zoo: 25 Poets Under 25 (Library Binding)
Spring 2010 Kids' Next List
“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
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.
“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.”
“Animals, adjectives and hearts—lots of hearts—combine in this bright, appealing selection, reminiscent of the works of Lois Ehlert.”
“Children just learning about shapes will revel in these pages.”
“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