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My Heart

My heart is a window. My heart is a slide. My heart can be closed... or opened up wide.

Some days your heart is a puddle or a fence to keep the world out. But some days it is wide open to the love that surrounds you. In lyrical rhyming verse, accented by soft and sensitive images, this book explores emotions and how they change from day to day — or moment to moment — complete with a reassuring reminder that a heart "can grow [and] can mend, / and a heart that is closed can still open again."

From the author-illustrator of The Book of Mistakes comes a gorgeous picture book about caring for your own heart and living with kindness and empathy, which empowers all readers to listen to the guide within in this ode to love and self-acceptance.

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"Fences, stains, and quiet whispers become metaphors for feelings. Accepting companionship heals and helps children grow: 'Closed or open... I get to decide,' the book finishes, with a spread of a smiling girl, arms thrown wide. Flashes of brilliant yellow illuminate smudgy black-and-white drawings, and heart forms can be found everywhere, in ironwork, tiny seedlings, and stars. The abstract nature of Luyken’s meditation will draw readers receptive to thoughtful examination." — Publishers Weekly

Product Details

Recommended Age 4 - 8
Author Corinna Luyken
Illustrator Corinna Luyken
ISBN 0735227934
Publication Date Jan 8, 2019
Publisher Dial Books
Language English