HAPPY HEART by Hannah Eliot

HAPPY HEART

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Age Range: 0 - 3
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KIRKUS REVIEW

In this heart-shaped confection, the narrator declares their love for young readers.

The edges of each page are cut into different designs to emulate the sun’s rays, the outlines of trees, the Earth, flowers, and more and are frosted with a sparkly layer of glitter that resists the energetic rubbing of little fingers. In the center of each image is a tiny, emoji-like icon grinning at readers, and brightly colored accompanying spot art is sprinkled throughout. Enthusiastic, mostly rhyming text appears in a multicolored type on the verso. The pages increase in size with each page turn, for a layered look when closed, culminating with a giant heart that bookends the smaller opening one as the prose declares: “For you my heart grows / because I love you so!” While the binding is narrow, the whole enterprise is considerably sturdy. It’s an entirely forgettable but bright bagatelle, good for a few readings.

It is a hug, a kiss, and a valentine rolled into one—and just as fleeting. (Board book. 6 mos.-3)

Pub Date: Dec. 3rd, 2019
ISBN: 978-1-5344-3202-4
Page count: 14pp
Publisher: Little Simon/Simon & Schuster
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Dec. 15th, 2019




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