In My Heart

In My Heart

A Book of Feelings

Book - 2014
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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
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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A charming book that uses colorful hearts of different sizes to help children understand and verbalize their feelings!

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Dec 16, 2020

Great book , well written with emotional insights . Really like the die cut outs on each page as you turn them . The pages are also nice and thick even for little hands of children to turn to see what's behind on the next page .

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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