My Heart Is Like a Zoo by Michael Hall

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A heart can be hopeful, or silly, or happy. A heart can be rugged, or snappy, or lonely. A heart holds every different feeling, and debut author-artist Michael Hall captures each one with a delicate touch.

For each feeling, the bold, graphic artwork creates an animal out of heart shapes, from "eager as a beaver" to "angry as a bear" to "thoughtful as an owl." An accessible and beautiful debut, My Heart Is Like a Zoo is everything a classic picture book should be: honest, sincere, and speaking directly to even the very youngest child.

Ages: 0 - 5

 

About Michael Hall

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Michael Hall is the creator of the national bestseller My Heart Is Like a Zoo and the acclaimed Perfect Square. He is also the creative director of Hall Kelley, Inc., a design firm. He lives in a renovated barn outside Minneapolis.
 
Published December 22, 2009 by Greenwillow Books. 32 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.

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Animals, adjectives and hearts—lots of hearts—combine in this bright, appealing selection, reminiscent of the works of Lois Ehlert.

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Using a heart shape as his core visual element, he creates a 20-member menagerie to illustrate the various facets of his affection: “My heart is like a zoo—/ eager as a beaver,/ steady as a yak,/ hopeful as a hungry heron fishing for a snack.” Not every poetic conceit works—there's a jarring qual...

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In this children’s picture book, Mr. Hall tells the story of a heart and how it can represent so many things to each person such as being rugged, or snappy or lonely.

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