My Heart

by Corinna Luyken

Hardcover, 2019

Status

Request

Call number

813.6

Description

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.

With lyrical text and breathtaking art, My Heart, My Heart empowers all readers to listen to the guide within in this ode to love and self-acceptance.

Collection

Publication

Dial Books (2019), 32 pages

Description

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. With lyrical text and breathtaking art, My Heart, My Heart empowers all readers to listen to the guide within in this ode to love and self-acceptance.

User reviews

LibraryThing member AbigailAdams26
The immensely talented Corinna Luyken, who in 2017 made her picture-book debut with the beautiful The Book of Mistakes, and who has also recently illustrated Marcy Campbell's Adrian Simcox Does NOT Have a Horse , returns in this lovely third title. A poetic meditation on the heart, and our choice to keep it open or closed, it pairs a simple but thought-provoking text with gorgeous monotype print artwork.

My Heart is a book which rewards careful and repeated reading. I have a colleague who dismissed it at first, only to return to it and change his mind. There is a quiet, contemplative charm here, a sense of depth and mystery that, like the human heart, can unfold in unexpected ways. I appreciated Luyken's use of the window and the slide as metaphors - "My heart is a window, / my heart is a slide. / My heart can be closed / or opened up wide" - as I think they really work to communicate the changeable nature of our hearts. The artwork, which features a lovely yellow quite prominently, is beautiful and expressive. The two-page spread in which the text speaks of the heart sometimes being a fence between oneself and the world, is one of the few to contain no yellow, which feels entirely appropriate. Luyken is a picture-book creator with a deft touch, and I look forward to seeing what she does in the future. As for this one, well, appropriately enough given the title, it speaks to the heart.
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LibraryThing member melodyreads
Gentle, calm and soothing.
I loved the night sky with heart constellations.

Language

Original language

English

ISBN

0735227934 / 9780735227934
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