Product Description Celebrate feelings in all their shapes and sizes in this New York Times bestselling picture book from the Growing Hearts series! 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 to empower readers to practice articulating and identifying their own emotions. With whimsical illustrations and an irresistible die-cut heart that extends through each spread, this gorgeously packaged and unique feelings book is sure to become a storytime favorite. The Growing Hearts series celebrates the milestones of a toddler’s emotional development, from conquering fears and expressing feelings to welcoming a new sibling. Read them all! Hello in There: A Big Sister’s Book of Waiting In My Heart: A Book of Feelings Brave As Can Be: A Book of Courage All My Treasures: A Book of Joy In My Room: A Book of Creativity and Imagination With My Daddy: A Book of Love and Family My Little Gifts: A Book of Sharing My Tree and Me: A Book of Seasons From School Library Journal PreS-Gr 1—Although this picture book exploration of feelings takes a similar list-and-describe approach to that of Jamie Lee Curtis's Today I Feel Silly: And Other Moods That Make My Day (HarperCollins, 2007) and Dr. Seuss's My Many-Colored Days (Knopf, 1998), don't count that against it. The approach still works, especially when the feelings evoked have such child-friendly imagery ("My heart is yelling, hot and loud," the child narrator explains). The book pairs brief verbal explorations of emotions with evocative imagery, popping with bright colors against the effectively used white background. Throughout the representative illustrations—a bright yellow star to represent happiness, an elephant to represent sadness, a silhouette of the Big Bad Wolf to represent fear—a series of heart cutouts, ever decreasing in size, appears on the pages, until the heroine is able to find her feelings everywhere.—Kathleen Kelly MacMillan, Carroll County Public Library, MD Review STARRED REVIEW "Consider this beautifully designed French import a must-have for any storytime or one-on-one sharing regarding the somewhat sticky subject of feelings."― Kirkus Reviews "Witek covers an impressive emotional range while Roussey's childlike drawings evoke each feeling with a playful style."― Publishers Weekly "...evocative imagery, popping with bright colors against the effectively used white background."― Kathleen Kelly MacMillan, Carroll County Public Library, MD, School Library Journal About the Author Jo Witek is the author of Hello in There! She is an author, journalist, and screenwriter who has published several books in France. She lives in Hérault, France. Christine Roussey is the illustrator of Hello in There! She works in advertising, as well as with newspapers, magazines, and publishers. She lives in Paris.
- IN MY HEART - This gorgeously designed book explores a full range of emotions, and how they make us feel physically using lyrical language.
- DISCUSSES A FULL RANGE OF EMOTIONS - Helps guide children through the world of complex human emotions. Happiness, sadness, bravery, anger, shyness...our hearts can feel so many feelings.
- FUN TO READ - With a host colorful illustrations and cut-out, the book engages young readers' and listeners' minds as well their as their eyes.
- A TEACHABLE MOMENT - Children often struggle with expressing their emotions in words. In My Heart gives youngsters the vocabulary to explain how they feel and opens up engaging discussions.
- DETAILS - By Jo Witek, illustrated by Christine Roussey. Hardcover, 32 pages. 2014.