My Heart Is Like A Zoo

My Heart Is Like A Zoo

Book - 2010
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Depicts in rhyming text how love can be many different things, such as eager as a beaver, steady as a yak, or silly as a seal.
Publisher: New York : Greenwillow Books, c2010
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780061915109
0061915106
Branch Call Number: Ju E Hal

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VaughanPLKelly Apr 21, 2017

Great colours, and nice rhymes, Hall's "My Heart is Like a Zoo" is a must for children who love animals. It can also be interactive - you can ask your child to find the repeating shape creating all of the animals. How many can they count?

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steph333
Feb 05, 2017

WOW!!! What a sweet, clever and fun picture book told in rhyme. And the best parts? One: the way Mr. Hall (the beyond talented designer) created each animal character from the shape of hearts to stunning effect. And two: his gifted storytelling and rhyming talents...you can't go wrong!

As an adult reader (and occasional visual artist who has no children), I was turned onto children's books about ten years ago. What a remarkable world I was re-introduced to. As a child my first and all-time favorite was the series of "Little Bear" books illustrated by Maurice Sendak. Now, I've received the gift of discovering new images and stories by other talented storytellers and illustrators.

So whether you're a parent or not, check out Mr. Hall's other award-winning books, you won't be disappointed. Enjoy!!!

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mmcbeth29
Mar 16, 2015

This book contains page after page of similes of what my heart is like such as "steady as a yak," "cool as a penguin," and "gloomy as a lone coyote walking in the fog." Each animal is created out of colorful heart shapes such as what you see on the cover.

I was torn on my opinion of this book. On one hand, as a book that is supposed to teach emotions I felt the examples were entirely too abstract for ages 0-5 to understand. For example: "cozy as a clam." What is this supposed to mean in relation to feelings? On this concept it falls very short of the mark. On the other hand this book is a good example of similes, an introduction to different animals, teaches shapes and colors, is a great springboard for an art project, has a good rhythm, and is a good beginning reader book because there are only a few words on each page. So in my opinion it fails at its intended purpose, but is still a good overall and enjoyable book.

I would give it a three stars, but because it has so many redeeming qualities I will round up. I recommend for ages 3-6

MariePat Jul 31, 2014

Board book which depicts many animals that appear at the zoo. Like the title, the animals are made out of hearts which makes for interesting and unique illustrations.

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hoopgirl
Mar 24, 2010

hoopgirl thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 3 and 5

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