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In My Heart: A Book of Feelings (Growing Hearts)
by Jo Witek (Author)

ESIN Code: 1419713108
4.75 4 Ratings & 4 Reviews

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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.

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.

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Carolyn Walker

5.0 out of 5 stars It's been a good tool to use to ask her how she is ...

My 2 year old LOVES this book. We read it almost every night since we bought it 2 months ago. Since, she asks me often, Mommy, what are you feeling? It's been a good tool to use to ask her how she is feeling as well and has increased her awareness/vocabulary/communication.

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Frugal Family of Four

Perfect for little ones with big feelings

After one reading, my three-year-old was already trying to recite parts of it, like he does with all his favorite books. The illustrations are cute and sweet, and the language is very descriptive. Great for teaching kids how to put words to their emotions. Update: after a few weeks, this book has become a major coping tool. This morning, my son came out of his room and started crying three or four times in a row, presumably because he was overwhelmed by his baby sister. I offered to read it to him, and on the "hopeful" page, which comes right after the "sad" page and reassures the child that sadness doesn't last forever, my son looked up at me and smiled. At he end, he requested I read it again, and he's been calm ever since. I am adding this book to my go-to list of gifts for babies and toddlers. It is amazing.

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zee bees knees

zee bees knees

This book really a great introduction to emotional intelligence for little kids. The illustrations and descriptions are simple yet evocative of the feeling examined on each page. The heart cut-outs are really engaging and it's cool to see how they're incorporated on each page. I started reading this to my kiddo when she was not quite two, and it's amazing to see how she relates more deeply to the emotions as she nears the age of three. It has really guided the way she talks about her feelings. I also like that the main character is fun and playful and slightly tomboyish, so it doesn't feel out of place as a gift for either gender. This is one of those that I give as a gift to every kid I love.

Rating
Sarah Caird

Great book, one complaint

This children's book does a great job exploring feelings for kids, including some physical sensations and response prompts. I find the artwork to be beautiful and engaging. My one complaint is that on the page discussing the feeling of "heart broken," the author writes "[when I feel this way] extra kisses make me feel better." I know it's an innocent remark for kids, but still not a message I want to instill in my kiddos. I changed the line to say "talking to my friend makes me feel better."

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Product details

ESIN 1419713108
Author Jo Witek
Series Growing Hearts
Page 32 Pages
Publisher Harry N. Abrams; 1 edition (October 14, 2014) (October 14, 2014)
Language English
ISBN 10 9781419713101
ISBN 13 978-1419713101
Item Weight 1.4 pound
Shipping Weight 1.4 Pound

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Sold by Eishops
Eishops Rank #100
Books Format Hardcover
Publish Date October 14, 2014
Brand Name Jo Witek
Manufacturer Jo Witek