Tuesday 23 January 2024

My Heart

My Heart by Katrina McKelvey (EK Books) is a picture book which began life as a letter the author, Katrina, wrote to her daughter when she started kindergarten. Delightful and relatable, it depicts the many ways a mother’s heart can experience love and emotion while her baby journeys through the milestones of growing up. The story uses repetition and subtle variation to reflect the activity and reactions of the mother's heart, and how they change with each mother‐child interaction.

The narrative moves through the early years until the child goes off on their first independent activity, a deeply moving moment for all mothers. Beautifully detailed illustrations depict the connection between mother and child, reminding readers that a mother's heart will always be with her children, no matter where they go.

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