My Heart

My Heart

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. 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. With lyric From the author-illustrator of The Book of Mistakes comes a gorgeous picture book about caring for your own h...

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Title:My Heart
Author:Corinna Luyken
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Genres:Childrens
ISBN:0735227934
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:32 pages pages

My Heart Reviews

  • Lisa Vegan
    May 09, 2019
    Lovely illustrations! I wasn?t as enamored of the story/text. It left me a bit cold. Perhaps for me it?s like the A Friend is Someone Who Likes You book, one that is best read at the right age and/or the right time to fully appreciate it. three and a half stars ...
  • Maria Caplin
    Jan 30, 2019
    This is a heart print book. Anchor text for all conversations ? This is a heart print book. Anchor text for all conversations ?? ...more ...
  • David Schaafsma
    Mar 03, 2019
    ?There are days it?s a fence between me and the world, days it?s a whisper that can barely be heard. There are days it is broken, but broken can mend, and a heart that is closed can still open again.? Corinna Luyken's Book of Mistakes was one of my favorite picture bo...
  • Ama
    Mar 06, 2019
    beautiful illustrations. ...
  • Mrs. Krajewski
    Jan 09, 2019
    Gorgeous. Sharing this with my own kids, and my high school students. ? Gorgeous. Sharing this with my own kids, and my high school students. ?? ...more ...
  • Beth
    Dec 16, 2018
    "There are days it is broken, but broken can mend, and a heart that is closed can still open again." Popular culture likes to perpetuate the narrative that our hearts are fragile. But really, our hearts are resilient. And Corinna Luyken helps us remember how strong we are because...
  • Richie Partington
    Jan 08, 2019
    Richie?s Picks: MY HEART by Corinna Luyken, Dial Books for Young Readers, January 2019, 32p., ISBN: 978-0-7352-2793-4 ?Just open your heart and it?s a start.? -- The Moody Blues, ?The Balance? (1970) ?There are days it?s a fence between me and the world, days it...
  • The Reading Countess
    Jan 31, 2019
    Simplistic, yet dichotomously grandiose in its explanation of our inner workings, don?t discount My Heart for the older kid. They need to remember what it is to be human, to open and shut and begin again in love, too. ...
  • Leslie
    Mar 13, 2019
    Written in rhyme, Luyken is lyrical, evoking images of how the heart can manifest itself in known and unexpected ways. It?s the unusual written images that, of course, captured my attention. The first image is familiar: ?My heart is a window.? But what follows after the comma ...
  • Lin Lin
    Feb 28, 2019
    With beautiful and simple illustrations, this book speaks to everyone if not just young readers. One's heart changes, grows, closes, and opens. No matter what one's heart feels, one can always decide. The book conveys the importance of finding inner joy and self-acceptance. ...
  • Margie
    Jan 14, 2019
    For most beings it beats out a cadence of life. It comes in all shapes and sizes. If broken, it may be mended. It's capacity for collecting (or not) is far greater than its physical size would indicate. We store many things in our hearts, some tiny and some enormous. An attached sig...
  • Michelle (FabBookReviews)
    Apr 15, 2019
    4.5 stars Author and illustrator Corinna Luyken (The Book of Mistakes, Adrian Simcox Does NOT Have a Horse with author Marcy Campbell) returns with the quietly powerful and poetic My Heart. Opening with: "My heart is a window, my heart is a slide", Luyken's latest reads as a soft ...
  • Erika
    Feb 18, 2019
    Overall, I really like Luyken's work. I just think, in this book, she used imagery that a young child wouldn't really be able to unpack. If the book was billed for an older audience, the imagery would be really beautiful way of conceiving of the stirring of our hearts ...
  • Michele Knott
    Feb 24, 2019
    Oh, my heart. It's beautiful. ...
  • Brindi Michele
    Mar 08, 2019
    If I could give this book 10 stars, I would. This is probably my latest favorite picture book. I knew from the minute I picked this up, I'd love it. From the stunning, simple illustrations, which gave me goosebumps, to the heartbreakingly beautiful (and accurate) text, that had tear...
  • Lauren
    Jan 07, 2019
    Beautiful. Amazing. Gorgeous. Emotional - all kids need this book! ...
  • Gaby
    Apr 01, 2019
    this is beautiful beyond words! I got this book for myself, but I read it to my class and they loved it, too! We talked about the author?s use of color and what they thought the metaphors meant (I was impressed!). beautiful, beautiful. ...
  • Andrew
    Sep 15, 2018
    In Luyken's signature illustration style, metaphors for the heart are depicted in a beautiful poem-- sometimes we hope, sometimes we hurt, sometimes we fly. Our hearts are open or closed. Our heart changes with each day. Absolutely lovely book for all ages, even adults. ...
  • Melissa Eddington
    Jan 25, 2019
    What a wonderful book about hearts...open hearts, closed hearts, broken hearts and more! ...
  • Heather Jensen
    Feb 13, 2019
    Beautiful story about how resiliency of the heart. The best part about it, is the last line "I get to decide." ...
  • Kate
    Feb 12, 2019
    This is a children?s book about the various ways a person?s heart can feel. The pictures are a little drab. ...
  • Calista
    Mar 24, 2019
    A very simple book that is hefty and powerful. This is a simple rhyme for all ages, young to old. The artwork is so delicate and amazing. It uses shadows and shapes hidden all over the place with a black, white and yellow palate. As we were reading this, the kids would point out all th...
  • Shaye Miller
    Apr 08, 2019
    This book shares a powerful message with very simple black, white, and yellow drawings. With only a few words per page, Luyken uses light and dark to demonstrate the feelings of the heart. There are also hidden hearts found within the illustrations (tops of flowers, puddles, clouds, tr...
  • Raven Black
    Jan 10, 2019
    Very solid 3.5 While the concept might be above the very young, the "older" younger child should understand. However, lack of a traditional "action story" might turn some children off. The lack of color (mostly black & white and gray) with the exception of the yellow "heart/love" c...
  • Cheryl
    Feb 08, 2019
    A book I want to read again and again <3 ...
  • Hizatul Akmah
    Apr 23, 2019
    oh my god,,,, the illustrations....the poem..... i am ? weak. ...
  • BrookesEducationLibrary
    May 13, 2019
    A delicately illustrated and moving piece of poetry about the strength of a human heart and it's power to love. ...
  • Annalise Nakoneczny
    Feb 09, 2019
    I found this picture book in a bookshop today. I can't stop thinking about it. It's beautifully illustrated, poignant and rich, and I want to read it with my future babies by a fireplace. This is one of the most honest picture books I've read (that sounded strange but it's true). ...
  • Dana Storytime Account
    Mar 31, 2019
    I said I wasn't gonna get teary eyed but it was a lie. This is a very simple yet extremely powerful book. I love that it goes through all the different emotions and ways your heart can be and doesn't make it seem like a closed or broken heart is necessarily a bad thing, it's really imp...
  • Abigail
    Mar 19, 2019
    The immensely talented Corinna Luyken, who in 2017 made her picture-book debut with the beautiful The Book of Mistakes , and who has also recently illustrated Marcy Campbell's Adrian Simcox Does NOT Have a Horse , returns in this lovely third title. A poetic meditation on the heart, ...