The Shape of My Heart
Our February children's picture book of the month is The Shape of My Heart by Mark Sperring and Alys Paterson.
Shapes are all around us – on the ground, in the sky and everywhere in between. Can you see lots of shapes? No? Then take a closer look in this wonderfully tender story about the shape of something very special – love.
Children will love spotting familiar shapes on each and every page. With a warm story and bright illustrations, The Shape of My Heart is the perfect book to share with any child.
Take a peek at some of the things reviewers have been saying about The Shape of My Heart:
"A world of loveliness is presented in bursts of vivid colour, fizzing firework-like across the page." Junior
"Takes geometry and turns it into an exciting and intriguing multi-sensory exploration of scenes from every child's life." Teach Nursery
You can get your hands on a copy here.
Share your thoughts on the book on the discussion thread here and you'll be entered to win £100 of Bloomsbury books.
About the Author and Illustrator
Mark Sperring studied at Bath Academy of Art and Camberwell College of Art before working as a printer and a bookseller, and later becoming a children's book author. Mark is the author of Captain Buckleboots on the Naughty Step and The Sunflower Sword. He's a founding member of the Bristol-based illustrators group Brillustration. Click here to find out more.
Alys Paterson is a graphic designer and fine artist who studied Illustration at Falmouth College of Arts. Alys's clients include Habitat, Waterstones, Elle Magazine and The Art Group. Mark and Alys have been friends for many years. This is their first picture book together.
Bloomsbury Publishing is launching a new picture book newsletter, featuring lots of books your little ones will love. If you'd like to sign up for free, follow this link and select 'Children's'.
Win a copy of the book