“My Heart Is Like A Zoo”
In My Heart Is Like A Zoo, author/illustrator Michael Hall writes in rhyme, exploring zoo animals as metaphors for love traits such as steady, happy, and silly. Made from a variety of heart shapes, his animal illustrations further depict the message of love.
“Eager as a beaver.”
“Quiet as a caterpillar wearing knitted socks.”
How many hearts can you count throughout this book?
This book promotes inventive, originality, analogical, and creative thinking.
TITLE: My Heart Is Like A Zoo
AUTHOR: Michael Hall
ILLUSTRATOR: Michael Hall
PUBLISHER: Harper Collins Children’s Books, 2010
AGE GROUP: 3-6
CREATIVE COMPONENTS: inventive, originality, analogical, and creative thinking
1) From construction paper, cut a variety of heart shapes. Combine, arrange and rearrange these shapes to create a new heart-shaped animal. What’s your animal’s name? What part of love does your animal represent? As a group, create a classroom heart book, My Heart Is Full Of Animals.
2) Draw a heart shape. Fill it with heart designs. Cut it out and give it to someone you love.
3) Construct a 3-D heart using only heart shaped cutouts.
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