Thursday, January 28, 2010

My Heart is like a Zoo

Hall, Michael. 2010. My heart is like a zoo. New York: Harper Collins.

With digitally created art that explodes in a riot of simple color combinations, this book is sure to grab the attention of young children. Each zoo animal is depicted in only a few colors against a brightly contrasting background with sparse white text.  Hearts are used extensively in each illustration.

Rhyming similes describing how "my heart is like a zoo," are both simple and inventive,
Frightened as a rabbit, jumpy as a frog, gloomy as a lone coyote walking in the fog.
Straightforward and satisfying. This is the author's first book for children.

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