Submitted by Ms. Jill!
My Heart Is Like a Zoo by Michael Hall. In this unique and special picture book, twenty zoo animals are illustrated in a boldly colorful graphic style, with each illustration made up almost entirely of heart shapes. Strange as it may sound, the result is charming. Brief white-on-color lines of text use the attributes of each creature to describe the unseen narrator’s heart: “Eager as a beaver, steady as a yak…” Young readers will enjoy identifying the familiar animals in these unusual and appealing illustrations, and chuckle at the sillier images, which include hippos drinking apple juice through straws and a caterpillar wearing several pairs of knitted socks. The final 2-page spread closes the book on a comfortably sleepy note, making for an ideal bedtime read-aloud. See this book listed in our catalog
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