In my heart : a book of feelings (Growing Hearts) (#0602DQ8)

by Witek, Jo; illustrated by Roussey, Christine

4 reviews & awards | 4 full-text reviews

Hardcover Abrams Appleseed, 2014
Price: USD 15.12
Description: 26 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Dewey: -E-; Int Lvl: K-3; Rd Lvl: 2.1


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"Originally published in French in 2013 under the title Dans mon petit coeur by Editions de La Martiniere, a division of La Martiniere Groupe, Paris"--Colophon. A young girl explores what different emotions feel like, such as happiness which makes her want to twirl, or sadness which feels as heavy as an elephant.

From the Publisher
Sometimes my heart feels like a big yellow star, shiny and bright. I smile from ear to ear and twirl around so fast, I feel as if I could take off into the sky. This is when my heart is happy. Happiness, sadness, bravery, anger, shyness . . . our hearts can feel so many feelings! Some make us feel as light as a balloon, others as heavy as an elephant. In My Heart explores a full range of emotions, describing how they feel physically, inside. With language that is lyrical but also direct, toddlers will be empowered by this new vocabulary and able to practice articulating and identifying their own emotions. With whimsical illustrations and an irresistible die-cut heart that extends through each spread, this unique feelings book is gorgeously packaged.           The Growing Hearts series celebrates the milestones of a toddler&;s emotional development, from conquering fears and expressing feelings to welcoming a new sibling.

Product Details
  • Publisher: Abrams Appleseed
  • Publication Date: October 14, 2014
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Dewey: -E-
  • Classifications: Fiction, Easy
  • Description: 26 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
  • Tracings: Roussey, Christine, illustrator.
  • ISBN-10: 1-41971-310-8
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-41971-310-1
  • LCCN: 2013-041492
  • Follett Number: 0602DQ8
  • Interest Level: K-3
  • Reading Level: 2.1
  • Lexile: AD450L

Reviews & Awards
  • Kirkus Reviews starred, 10/01/14
  • New York Times, 02/08/15
  • Publishers Weekly, 11/10/14
  • School Library Journal, 12/01/14

Full-Text Reviews
Horn Book Guide (Fall 2015)
In this French import, a young girl explores human moods by describing her feelings ("I bob along gently like a balloon on a string...lazy and slow"), then identifying the emotion ("my heart is calm"). The colors outlining cardstock die-cut hearts vary appropriately with the emotion, but some illustrations are mysterious: why is an elephant spraying the girl on the "sad" page?

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