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Thursday 14 February 2019

Review: My Heart

The art for this exquisite book was created with a printmaking process called monotype, using water based-inks and pencil. 

Its shades of soft lemons and silky greys express the strength and light and shadows reflected in love, and the ever-existing challenge of self-acceptance.

The compound of a surge and collapse of these two emotions, and the minimal rhyming verse combined with the artwork, make this a work of art framed in the light and energy it emits. Pure, beautiful and blinding, it is an ode to love.

It is a book that calls to the reader. It promises hope and reward. It explains change and even when a voice appears unheard it is there, waiting to be discovered.

The whole book is full of optimism and hope. Metaphor and symbolism keep the words love and self-acceptance dancing through the book dressed in reflection, endless possibilities and choice.

This divine book is like a priceless possession. Something you will adore, go back to time after time, and hold close to your heart. Destined for readers from 5 – 105 years old.

Title: My Heart
Author/Illustrator: Corinna Luyken
Publisher: Penguin Random House, $29.99
Publication Date: February 5, 2019
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780735227934
For ages: 5+
Type: Picture Book