“My Heart Is A Compass”
Rose wants to be an explorer, a pioneer, a trailblazer. She is set on discovering something that no one else has ever found but she does not know what to find or where to look.
Rose draws her own map with her imagination as the blueprint and her heart as the compass.
She sets off on her journey, charting new worlds, even the cosmos. Yet she returns empty handed. What will Rose share for show and tell?
This story promotes creative components of taking risks, creativity, and imagination.
WHY I LIKE THIS BOOK: I like this book because of Rose’s trailblazing spirit and the intricate maps she draws, which inspire my imagination and wonders.
TITLE:My Heart Is A Compass
AUTHOR: Deborah Marcero
ILLUSTRATOR: Deborah Marcero
PUBLISHER: Little, Brown and Company, 2018
AGE GROUP: 4-6
TOPIC(S): adventure, imagination, discovering new worlds
CREATIVE COMPONENTS: taking risks, imagination, creativity
1) Draw a map of your imagination. What are your wonders? What mythical places or things would you like to explore?
2) Hide a treasure somewhere in your backyard or inside your house. Draw a map of your backyard or house. Write out directions for someone to find your treasure, using the four cardinal directions of north, east, south, and west.
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