To confess, books are one of my absolute favourite things, and as a mum, I love nothing more than watching my children become captivated by a book’s words and imagery. Many books thrill and entertain, but I especially love books that prompt children to think about their lives. You Have My Heart is just such a book – it inspires contemplation in kids and an understanding of human feelings.
The brief narrative of You Have My Heart is founded upon Parrot’s six primary human emotions: fear, sadness, anger, happiness, love and surprise. Adorable illustrations reinforce the emotions presented, enabling children to relate, ponder and understand that they are not alone in their feelings.
The book also highlights the inconsistencies of life. As children strive to understand their emotions, it makes a brilliant introduction to discussions about human feelings and the people we love.
From Corinne Fenton and Robin Cowcher, You Have My Heart is truly inviting. As a small-format hardback, and with a cover that just oozes love, this book is an exquisite gift for a special person.
You Have My Heart can be purchased online at Five Mile Press.