In My Heart: A Book of Feelings

Author(s): Jo Witek; Christine Roussey (Illustrator)

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Sometimes my heart feels like a big yellow star, shiny and bright.
I smile from ear to ear and twirl around so fast,
I feel as if I could take off into the sky.
This is when my heart is happy.
Happiness, sadness, bravery, anger, shyness . . . our hearts can feel so many feelings Some make us feel as light as a balloon, others as heavy as an elephant. In My Heart explores a full range of emotions, describing how they feel physically, inside. With language that is lyrical but also direct, toddlers will be empowered by this new vocabulary and able to practice articulating and identifying their own emotions. With whimsical illustrations and an irresistible die-cut heart that extends through each spread, this unique feelings book is gorgeously packaged.
The Growing Hearts series celebrates the milestones of a toddler's emotional development, from conquering fears and expressing feelings to welcoming a new sibling.


Product Information

..".evocative imagery, popping with bright colors against the effectively used white background."--Kathleen Kelly MacMillan, Carroll County Public Library, MD"School Library Journal" (12/01/2014)

Jo Witek is the author of Hello in There! She is an author, journalist, and screenwriter, who has published several books in France. She lives in France.


Christine Roussey is the illustrator of Hello in There! She works in advertising, as well as with newspapers, magazines and publishers. She has published several children's books in Europe. She lives in Paris.

General Fields

  • : 9781419713101
  • : Harry N. Abrams, Inc.
  • : Abrams Appleseed
  • : September 2014
  • : 267mm X 254mm
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Jo Witek; Christine Roussey (Illustrator)
  • : Hardback
  • : 1
  • : Christine Roussey
  • : English
  • : [E]
  • : 2013041492
  • : 32
  • : Full-colour illustrations