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My Heart is Like a Zoo January 26, 2011

My Heart Is Like a ZooMy Heart Is Like a Zoo by Michael Hall
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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, fourth through sixth graders will relish the opportunity to be read to again while receiving grammar reinforcement. I would also share this book with parents who want a good one-on-one read to have at home with their pre-readers. It echoes childhood games that show how big our hearts are.

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