In My Heart
A Book of Feelings
By Jo Witek
Illustrator Christine Roussey
  • Imprint: Abrams Appleseed
  • Publication Date: October 14, 2014
  • Price: $16.95
  • Trim Size: 10 x 10 12
  • ISBN: 1-4197-1310-8
  • EAN: 9781419713101
  • Page Count: 32
  • Illustrations: Full-color illustrations
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Rights: World English

Sometimes my heart feels like a big yellow star, shiny and bright.
I smile from ear to ear and twirl around so fast,
I feel as if I could take off into the sky.
This is when my heart is happy.
Happiness, sadness, bravery, anger, shyness . . . our hearts can feel so many feelings! Some make us feel as light as a balloon, others as heavy as an elephant. In My Heart explores a full range of emotions, describing how they feel physically, inside. With language that is lyrical but also direct, toddlers will be empowered by this new vocabulary and able to practice articulating and identifying their own emotions. With whimsical illustrations and an irresistible die-cut heart that extends through each spread, this unique feelings book is gorgeously packaged.
The Growing Hearts series celebrates the milestones of a toddler’s emotional development, from conquering fears and expressing feelings to welcoming a new sibling.

Praise

STARRED REVIEW
"Consider this beautifully designed French import a must-have for any storytime or one-on-one sharing regarding the somewhat sticky subject of feelings."
Kirkus Reviews
"Witek covers an impressive emotional range while Roussey's childlike drawings evoke each feeling with a playful style."
Publishers Weekly
"...evocative imagery, popping with bright colors against the effectively used white background."
— Kathleen Kelly MacMillan, Carroll County Public Library, MD, School Library Journal

About the author

Jo Witek is the author of Hello in There! She is an author, journalist, and screenwriter who has published several books in France. She lives in Hérault, France. Christine Roussey is the illustrator of Hello in There! She works in advertising, as well as with newspapers, magazines, and publishers. She lives in Paris.