My Heart Is Like A Zoo

Summary:

When our narrator thinks of love, s/he thinks of something an animal in the zoo loves, too.


Reader Enjoyment Factors:

Beautiful, creative illustrations, simple pleasures, and rhyme make this a fun book to share and explore with children.

Content Awareness Factors:

None.


Little Kid Reaction

Our daughter rushed through the reading (there is only one phrase on every 2-page spread) so that she could find all of the hearts the animals were made of.

Parent Reaction

This is a lovely, fun book. The colors are bright and the illustrations are simple enough to share with very young children, yet the heart-embedded animals make it engaging and fun for older children, too. This isn't billed as an easy reader, but it could definitely be one.

Type of Book:
Simple images, rhyming text and pages filled with hearts teach kids about what love means.
Educational Themes:

There is a lot you can do with this book, from object and color identification to talking about animals. The cover says there are more than 300 hearts int he book ... find and count them, either page by page or in total. The last page has all of the animals on a shelf, so you can test your reader's comprehension by asking about that animal's love.

Reading Level:
1.0
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
5 to 8
Recommended Age To Read Together:
0 to 3, 4 and Up
Age of child:
Read by an 8-year-old girl.
Purchase Recommendation:
Buy! In fact, buy two, because you'll want this for a friend who's having a baby.

Title My Heart Is Like a Zoo
Author Michael Hall
Publisher Greenwillow Books © 2010
Illustrators Michael Hall
ISBN 9780061915109
Material Hard Cover
Cost $16.99
Genres Poetry
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