Title: My Heart Is Like a Zoo
Author: Michael Hall
Why I Love this Book: I think this book is a fun, delightful way to talk about feelings with young children. The simple text uses similes to relate various feeling words to animals you might find at a zoo. Don't we all have days where we are "snappy as a crab" or "frightened as a rabbit?" Helping kids to build an understanding of their emotions is key to both social and emotional development, and this book could be a great tool for guiding conversations about feelings, in addition to being colorful and engaging. The illustrations are bright collages, with all the animals made out of heart shapes. The simplicity of the text is especially great for preschool and Kindergarten aged students.