In My Heart

Published By: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Book Category: Fiction, Juvenile Fiction

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Reviewed by Andrea Sisco

Molly Bang is the winner of three Caldecott Honors for: The Grey Lady and the Strawberry Snatcher, Ten, Nine, Eight and When Sophie Gets Angry-Really, Really, Angry.

All children want and need the assurance from their caregivers that they are important, are loved and are cherished. They must have the knowledge that they are always in the thoughts and in the hearts of the people who are important to them.

In My Heart by Molly Bang is a reassuring celebration of the connection between parent/caregiver and child, and it is told in a playful, heartfelt and simple manner.

Children will enjoy the bright, colorful illustrations that are drawn in detail, giving the child many interesting things to view. I also enjoyed that the children depicted in the story were from many different racial backgrounds, making it more like real life. And the children are better able to identify with the story if they see someone who looks like them on the pages.

Armchair Interviews says: In My Heart is a wonderful celebration of the importance of a child in their caregiver's life.

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