Saturday, January 9, 2010

My Heart is Like a Zoo by Michael Hall


I couldn't help pick up this first picture book by Michael Hall. I loved the bright and bold colorful animals made from hearts. If your students enjoy Audrey Wood's Quick As a Cricket, Michael Hall's, My Heart Is Like a Zoo will make them happy.

The book is filled with similes about animals and about one person's heart. Michael uses rhyme throughout the book which helps keeps the book moving. I introduced this book during Math but will coming back to it for Writing Workshop. The back of the book challenges you to count the hearts in the book. Michael uses more than 300 hearts in all.Take a look at the You Tube video highlighting the book.


5 comments:

Carol said...

I love the trailer for this book. This looks like one I have to own!

bestbookihavenotread said...

What a fun book!

Mary Lee said...

FASCINATING!

Becky Maher said...

I read your post last night and bought the book today. I love it! I think that the 2nd graders will love writing similes and creating heart creatures to decorate our library. Thanks!

The Book Chook said...

That was really nice animation in the trailer, too, and I imagine true to the book, which I like.