In My Heart

In My Heart

A Book of Feelings

Book - 2014
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Starring the same little girl in the same charming illustration style as Hello In There!, In My Heart explores emotions--happiness, sadness, bravery, anger, shyness and more. Unlike other feelings books that tend to oversimplify, In My Heart lyrically explains what an emotion feels like, physically, inside. For example: "When I get really angry, my heart feels like it's going to explode! Don't come near me! My heart is yelling, hot and loud. This is when my heart is mad." Toddlers will be empowered by this new vocabulary and able to practice articulating and identifying their own emotions. On the cover and the right side of each spread, a die-cut heart decreases in size, creating a multi-coloured heart the depth of the entire book.
Publisher: New York : Abrams Appleseed, c2014.
ISBN: 9781419713101
Branch Call Number: Z WIT
Characteristics: [26] p. : col. ill. ; 27 cm.
Additional Contributors: Roussey, Christine - Illustrator


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Oct 31, 2019

This is a beautiful book to read.

Feb 27, 2015

Each page of this book talks about a different emotion and the cut out hearts grow smaller until the end of the book. A little girl describes how she feels with each emotion. On sad days her heart feels heavy like an elephant. On happy days her heart feels shiny and bright like a yellow star.

The illustrations are simple and colorful. The cut out hearts on each page add a fun element.

This story was originally written in French and translated into English. Although the examples are at times a bit abstract ("But other times my heart is cool. I bob along gently like a balloon on a string...This is when my heart is calm.") this is a wonderful way for children to understand emotions. The book is advertized for ages 2-4. I do not believe this young age will understand the full meaning of the examples. I think ages 4-7 would be a better audience. It would also be a great book to use for those on the autism spectrum who would benefit from the descriptive language. I would have liked to have seen a boy as well as a girl narrate the story, but oh well.

Jan 26, 2015

Great way of talking about emotions with children. Plus, the cut out hearts that get progressively smaller are always fun.

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Feb 19, 2020

dianebari6 thinks this title is suitable for 3 years and over


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