My Heart Is Like a Zoo

My Heart Is Like a Zoo By MichaelHall, My Heart Is Like a Zoo A heart can be hopeful or silly or happy A heart can be rugged or snappy or lonely A heart holds every different feeling and debut author artist Michael Hall captures each one with a delicate tou
  • Title: My Heart Is Like a Zoo
  • Author: MichaelHall
  • ISBN: 9780061915109
  • Page: 319
  • Format: Hardcover
  • My Heart Is Like a Zoo By MichaelHall, A heart can be hopeful, or silly, or happy A heart can be rugged, or snappy, or lonely A heart holds every different feeling, and debut author artist Michael Hall captures each one with a delicate touch.For each feeling, the bold, graphic artwork creates an animal out of heart shapes, from eager as a beaver to angry as a bear to thoughtful as an owl An accessibleA heart can be hopeful, or silly, or happy A heart can be rugged, or snappy, or lonely A heart holds every different feeling, and debut author artist Michael Hall captures each one with a delicate touch.For each feeling, the bold, graphic artwork creates an animal out of heart shapes, from eager as a beaver to angry as a bear to thoughtful as an owl An accessible and beautiful debut, My Heart Is Like a Zoo is everything a classic picture book should be honest, sincere, and speaking directly to even the very youngest child.Ages 0 5
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    1. MichaelHall

      Librarian Note There is than one author in the database with this name Michael Hall is the creator of the nationally best selling picture book My Heart Is Like a Zoo, as well as the acclaimed Perfect Square He is the co owner and principal designer at Hall Kelley, Inc and lives with his family in Minnesota.

    951 thoughts on “My Heart Is Like a Zoo”

    1. Remember those origami lessons you had in school You used to make shapes and animals you fancied the most That paper boat which you made in rainy seasons, everyday.You would be glad to know that only with a shape of heart from a paper, you can create all the animals pictures I was glad to figure out this information and enjoyed the read.

    2. I m really torn here The premise of this book is quite clever, a poem comparing love to different kinds of animals eager as a beaver, steady as a yak, angry as a bear why bears should be singled out as angry, I m not sure It s sort of like John Donne and Dr Seuss got together and wrote a poem in writer s heaven, I guess, considering they are both dead The illustrations are brightly colored heart shapes, done in a collage to create the different animals, very modern art a heartist rather than a c [...]

    3. More than 300 heart shapes are used in this book to illustrate all of the zoo animals that illustrate qualities of the heart Big, bold full page illustrations couple with big, simple rhyming text to make this a great read aloud especially for very young readers I am going to read this for my February baby storytimes well as my older group For the older group, we ll have an after activity where we will take heart shapes and create our own zoo animal.

    4. I was not really sure what to expect from this book I went into it expecting something completely different than what I got It was amazing All of the animals were made out of heart shapes It had a good rhythm to it Plus one of the pages said, Happy as a herd of hippos drinking apple juice and that just sounds totally Southern LOVED

    5. My Heart is Like a Zoo, by Michael Hall, is a short picture book that creatively uses heart shapes on every page Hall colorfully creates twenty different animals one would find at the zoo, and poetically gives the reader one or two short lines about each animal This book would be great to use during a poetry unit, with many simple examples of alliteration, similes, and rhyme It could be used to model literary terms for High School ELL and elementary students Of course, Happy as a herd of hippos [...]

    6. Using zoo animals to rhyme with, this book identifies common emotions In addition to rhymes, each animal is coupled with an illustration to get a better understanding of how they feel Readers can relate to the angry face a bear might make or how it feels to leap in the air like a jumpy frog I would recommend this book for grades 2nd 3rd Although this book may seem immature, I immediately thought that it could be a useful tool in getting through some major writer s block At this age, students are [...]

    7. Hundreds of hearts come together to shape some animals both familiar and exotic in this rhyming romp through the various phases of a child s heart before they retire after a busy day as busy as a zookeeper s even.My Heart is Like a Zoo 2010 by Michael Hall introduces children to a variety of new concepts beyond emotions and feelings The varied palette for both animals and backgrounds can introduce colors as easily as the animals themselves can be used for a counting exercise Hall uses hearts and [...]

    8. I love this combination of boldly colorful illustrations with cleverly done rhyming text The animals in the illustrations are made almost entirely out of hearts of various sizes and colors that overlap It is amazing how such a simple concept can create such adorable, cuddly looking animals The text may not be the most amazing thing ever written, but it made me laugh several times The book had me at the herd of hippos drinking apple juice I don t know that many children will actually get the whol [...]

    9. The illustrations are lovely and large and bright The narrative, however, is a bit awkward in places The premise is that a child is listing all the attributes of his heart as they are represented by animals, and I don t understand why some of them were chosen over other possible alternatives The book has already been returned to the library, but one of them I remember was something like My heart is scared like an antelope totally paraphrasing As an adult, I was like, What does that mean Fear is [...]

    10. My Heart is Like a Zoo, by Michael Hall 2009 Picture Book, 30 pages Full of fascinating heart shaped animals and cleaver similes, My Heart Is Like a Zoo is a whimsical cross between handcrafted Scandinavian hearts and colorful comparisons Both parents and children will love examining these creatively constructed animals on the colorfully contrasted pages Teachers may even use this as a great resource to teach basic adjectives or similes As a possible jumping point for penning their own similes, [...]

    11. The title of the book is what caught my attention for who doesn t figure out that their heart is like a zoo sometimes But of course being a children book this isn t going to get into the mess and heartaches of a human heart but to explore the newly discovered feelings that children will experience in their own young years I love the concept that the book offers in giving feelings a name for children and then matching it up with animals although some of the choices I wonder about how they chose t [...]

    12. Audience PrimaryGenre Non Fiction Picture BookFiction Twin Text Click, Clack, Moo Cows That Type by Doreen CroninMy heart is like a zoo is a story that has a different zoo animal listed on every page It is a very simple book with few words but really cute pictures I would use the book Click, Clack, Moo Cows That Type as a fiction twin to this book because it has a number of farm animals mentioned in it and also really great pictures I would use these two books together to expand the students thi [...]

    13. This is a very cute book about zoo animals All the animals are made of hearts and are very colorful This book could be an introduction for a lesson on alliteration, rhyming, similes or even a simple Valentine s Day story Because all the animals are made of hearts, students could count how many hearts can be found on one page or even the entire book Reading Level Pre K 1st gradeGenre Picture BookTopic Zoo AnimalsUse Read Aloud Independent ReadingLiterary Elements Alliteration, rhyming SimilesImag [...]

    14. This book is great for children in preschool and up Four years through seven years in my opinion would love this book best It s a cute take on all the characteristics of the author s heart This picture book is appealing because of it s colorful pictures of each animal made out of hearts and the emotions on each page for each animal For example, the book contains emotions such as brave as a lion, snappy as a crab, and thoughtful as a owl The book is fast paced and easy to read and for the childre [...]

    15. All the animals in this colorful and vibrant book, from the hungry heron to the silly seal are created from heart shapes The book uses animals to express the different kinds of love we can feel, from thoughtful to brave.Hall s digital illustrations are precise, yet playful as he manipulates the simple heart shape into different animal forms The humble heart shape is celebrated by creating brightly colored animals The rhyming text is brief and full of adjectives and alliteration Full Review at Pi [...]

    16. I really love the idea and the illustrations in this book, but some of the actual simlies are pretty ridiculous, so for that, I can t give it stars The author describes his heart as being like many animals and cleverly illustrates each animal with heart shapes in vivid colors This is great But remember, we re describing the heart Where eager as a beaver steady as a yak and happy as a herd of hippos drinking apple juice are qualities that are appropriate for a heart, snappy as a crab chatty as a [...]

    17. My heart is in love with this title, first it is the graphic design using the heart shape to form the zoo animals, but what a wonderful subtle message using similes to describe what qualities a heart can have A profound piece of art and thought is this picture book.My favorite hopeful as a hungry heron fishing for a snack The only other artist I am aware of that uses this technique of shapes to make animals is the late Charley Harper whose work I adore Anyone know of other artists using this tec [...]

    18. This is an awesome book not only does it teach children about the different feelings they may have it also teaches them that animals have feelings too I also enjoyed the illustration of this book it is very creative because all the pictures are made of hearts the book also has lots of exotic animals.Let the children pick their favorite animal from the story and then they will make that animal with precut hearts Depending on their age and skill level they may be able to cut the hearts out themsel [...]

    19. fabulous artwork Vivid colors All animals made out of hearts I could totally see a craft art lesson using this I read this a few wks ago work, but I shared for nighttime with charlie today He paid wonderful attention to it ehe enjoyed the bright colors,the different animals, and when finished with the bk he turned it back to the beginning againfinitely buying a cop of this for us to keep.

    20. I have used this for programming and it definitely leads into a craft A different kind of story for Valentine or animal zoo story times 1 1 10Used for story time and the children liked calling out the animals they recognized 2 11 14Was very popular at story time this year, though one girl wanted to point out all the hearts Another boy made his Mom move closer for the story Need to remember to print out some of the heart animals to color 2 10 15Used again.

    21. Who could resist that cute lion on the cover Certainly not me I very much enjoyed this sweet little book The text is simple rhymes, saying all the feelings in one s heart that are like an animal i.e my heart is brave as a lion and so on The illustrations are the real fun, though, as each animal is made up some entirely so of hearts The final illustration is just perfect and ties everything together beautifully So creative, and very fun for Valentine s Day, too.

    22. Read at family story time on 7 30 11 storytimesecrets Read at Baby Lap Time on 4 19 12 and 4 20 12 storytimesecrets 2012 04Read at Pajama Story Time on 2 13 13 storytimesecrets Read at Baby Lap Time on 2 14 13 storytimesecrets Read at preschool story time on 2 15 17 storytimesecrets

    23. A child describes characteristics of numerous animals found at a zoo The adjectives used to describe each animal are succinct Each animal is illustrated using a heart shape The illustrations have bold colors At the end of the book, you find out that the zoo is the child s collection of stuffed animals Tooo adorable

    24. Gorgeous animal book, in which all the animals are created out of heart shapes The text is short but uses enough interesting words to help build vocabulary words like portly , and the colorful illustrations with their strong shapes are a joy Could be used for a lot of different storytime themes animals, shapes, zoo, Valentine s Day, etc.

    25. This is a simple, brightly colored, rhyming book about zoo animals the unique aspect is that all of the illustrations of the animals are entirely made up of heart shapes Great for counting and shape recognition for preschool and early grade school kids and also animal lovers, of course Hannah V.

    26. Audience pre K 1st gradersAppeal Perfect book to teach colors and shapes to younger students Great pictures and it was a great book for young children I also believe this would be an amazing book for a Art teacher to show children how to make a picture from a simple shape Adorable book 2011 IRA Children s Honor Book

    27. YES This is the second time Michael Hall has hit a homerun This is a fantastic author illustrator If you are a parent or teacher, rush out and buy his books They are FULL of inspiration and imagination Lesson ConnectionThis would be a great jumping off point for a class book Especially if I used it the first week of school to introduce book making Can t wait

    28. Audience ages 2 to 10 interested in art, language, or animalsAppeal creative pictures using shapes and bold colors, similes help decode unknown words, and general applicationsList IRA Primary Non fiction 2011Good for teaching traits, similes, art, and language Cute book and could teach animals Lends itself to multiple disciplines Try to use during week 1 of school this year

    29. Hall arranges the heart shape in order to create all sorts of different animals describes their moods Excellent rhyme scheme a great way to introduce different emotions feelings to young children You can even omit pages in order to shorten the book for a young toddler audience Great for Valentine s, shapes, animals.

    30. I loved loved loved this book Great for alliteration, counting, colors and shapes, great for kindergarten 1st grade this book is also good for discussing feeling and emotions a great book for independent reading and read a louds.

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