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'My Heart' by Corinna Luyken

From the author-illustrator of The Book of Mistakes, ‘My Heart’ is a striking picture book about caring for your own heart and living with kindness and empathy.

With rhyming verse and beautiful artwork, ‘My Heart’ explores childhood emotions and empowers readers to listen to the guide within. Inspired by her love of collecting heart-shaped objects from the natural world, Corinna Luyken nestles heart-shaped silhouettes into her illustrations, highlighting the comforting presence of our own heart even as we experience tumultuous feelings. Each page intersperses grey with yellow, dark with light.

 

Mr. Calvey shared this book with children in the Pre-Prep. Here is his review:

“The words are beautiful, the illustrations breath-taking. Every line and every picture is a wonderful opportunity to talk to children about their feelings, carefully showing that there are times when we will feel sad, but that is ok, whilst also accepting that these feelings will change.”

"My heart is a window,
My heart is a slide.
My heart can be closed
Or opened up wide”

 

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