My Heart is Like a Zoo

My Heart is Like a Zoo

Title: My Heart is Like a Zoo
Author: Michael Hall
Illustrator: Michael Hall
Publisher: Greenwillow Books (2009)
ISBN: 9780061915109
Michael Hall uses heart shapes to create twenty different animals. The narrator uses idioms to describe how his heart feels. “My heart is like a zoo… eager as a beaver… steady as a yak… silly as a seal… happy as a herd of hippos drinking apple juice… cozy as a clam…” On the final page, a young boy sleeps with all twenty toy animals watching over him.
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Harper Collins: My Heart is Like a Zoo Activity Kit
The Children’s University of Manchester: Literacy information and word games
Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment: Better Words Classroom Activity
Teaching Ideas: Colour Resources
Brainpop Educators: Primary and Secondary Colors Lesson Plan: How Are Colors Created?
Mensa for Kids: Introduction to Color
Eden Project: Lesson plan: Colour Palettes
Little Lives: Mini Lesson Plan: The Colour Theory
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