In My Heart

In My Heart

A Book of Feelings

Book - 2015
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A young girl explores what different emotions feel like, such as happiness which makes her want to twirl, or sadness which feels as heavy as an elephant.
Publisher: New York : Abrams Appleseed, 2015
New York :, Abrams Appleseed,, 2015
Copyright Date: ℗♭2015
ISBN: 9781419713101
Branch Call Number: jp WIT NVD
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Additional Contributors: Roussey, Christine
Alternative Title: Book of feelings


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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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