In My Heart: A Book of Feelings by Jo Witek

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Celebrate feelings in all their shapes and sizes in this bestselling picture book from the Growing Hearts series!


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 to empower readers to practice articulating and identifying their own emotions.


With whimsical illustrations and an irresistible die-cut heart that extends through each spread, this gorgeously packaged and unique feelings book is sure to become a storytime favorite.


"Originally published in French in 2013 under the title Dans mon petit coeur by Editions de La Martiniere, a division of La Martiniere Groupe, Paris."


The Growing Hearts series celebrates the milestones of a toddler's emotional development, from conquering fears and expressing feelings to welcoming a new sibling. Read them all!

"Consider this beautifully designed French import a must-have for any storytime or one-on-one sharing regarding the somewhat sticky subject of feelings."-- "Kirkus Reviews" (10/1/2014 12:00:00 AM)

"Witek covers an impressive emotional range while Roussey's childlike drawings evoke each feeling with a playful style."-- "Publishers Weekly"

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


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 Hérault, France. Christine Roussey is the illustrator of Hello in There! She works in advertising, as well as with newspapers, magazines, and publishers. She lives in Paris.

Christine Roussey is the author-illustrator of My Lazy Cat and the illustrator of Hello in There , In My Heart , Brave As Can Be , All My Treasures , and In My Room. She works in advertising, as well as with newspapers, magazines, and publishers. She lives in Paris.

Target Age: 2-4

Harry N. Abrams

Pub Date: October 14, 2014

0.6" H x 10.3" L x 9.9" W 

32 pages