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Children's Fiction Emotions & Feelings

My Heart Beats

by (author) Rina Singh

Orca Book Publishers
Initial publish date
Apr 2021
Emotions & Feelings, Poetry (see also Stories in Verse), Love & Romance, Sounds
  • Board book

    Publish Date
    Apr 2021
    List Price
  • eBook

    Publish Date
    Apr 2021
    List Price

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 0 to 2
  • Grade: p to 12
  • Reading age: 0 to 2


A beautiful photographic board book featuring babies from all over the world and the sounds their hearts make as they beat with love.

No matter what language we speak, no matter where we live in the world, our hearts beat with the same rhythm. We may hear and say the sounds differently—doki doki in Japanese, tu tump tu tump in Italian, dugeun dugeun in Korean, dhak dhak in Urdu, boum boum in French and thump thump in English—but when our hearts beat, all the sounds mean the same thing: you are alive and you are loved.

About the author

Rina Singh has published several critically acclaimed books for children inspired by her Indian Canadian heritage, including Diwali Lights, Holi Colors and Diwali: A Festival of Lights, which was nominated for the Red Cedar Award. Rina’s own grandmother never got the chance to go to school. Grandmother School is dedicated to her memory. Rina lives in Toronto with her family.

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Editorial Reviews

“A heartwarming board book to enjoy time and time again with infants and toddlers...The words sound playful and new, creating a stimulating, phonemic experience. Highly Recommended.”

CM: Canadian Review of Materials

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