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.