My Heart is a simple picture book with great depth. From the author-illustrator of The Book of Mistakes comes a lovely 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.”
Corinna Luyken gives voice to the emotions of our hearts. “There are days when it is broken but broken can mend.”
Luyken accompanies the words with sparse yet detailed illustrations in monochromatic ink and pencil, adding splashes of yellow surprise. Hearts are tucked away on every page. Some are full of happiness, and others are broken and heavy. A child interacts with each of the hearts in ways that bring healing and a ray of light. Readers can share this book with any child, opening a window for conversation about what might guide and nourish as well as sadden our hearts. A great gift book for any occasion, My Heart is recommended for ages 5 and older. (Penguin Random House)