My Heart (Hardcover)
I have often used words like “sweet” and “adorable” to describe picture books. Those words don’t do justice to My Heart, Corinna Luyken’s latest dive into the beauty of imperfection and grace (please also read her debut, The Book of Mistakes). The narrator claims ownership over their emotions and vulnerabilities, making perhaps the boldest declaration of agency that I’ve seen in a picture book. The profound depth of My Heart is deserving of praise that goes far beyond the typical adjectives that I would use to describe cupcakes and small animals. -Sage— From Spring Booknotes 2019
From the author-illustrator of The Book of Mistakes comes a gorgeous picture book about caring for your own heart and living with kindness and empathy.
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 empowers all readers to listen to the guide within in this ode to love and self-acceptance.
About the Author
Corinna Luyken grew up in different cities along the West Coast, and after studying at Middlebury College, she settled in Washington State, where she draws inspiration from nature, her family, and the human form.