The Shape of My Heart is an unusual concept book. The opening double page spread shows a parent and child as outlined by geometric shapes on the white background.
There are plenty of shapes to find in the pictures that follow but they are found in pictures that describe the five senses. “This is the shape of our eyes. And these are some shapes we might see.” Circles, semi-circles, and stars can be found among the many objects pictured.
This is Alys Paterson’s first picture book. Her illustrations are brightly colored and charming. The shapes and other details spring out from the white backdrops.
This is a gentle poem ornamented with festive, dancing pictures that will be perfect for a parent and child (or maybe two children) to explore together.
Check the WRL catalog for The Shape of My Heart.