My Heart

USD $19.99

Due for release March 2024

My Heart depicts the many ways a mother’s heart can experience love and emotion while her baby journeys through the milestones of growing up, eventually going off on their first independent activity. Beautiful illustrations combine with subtle repetition to cleverly reflect the activity and reactions of the mother’s heart, and how they change with each mother-child interaction. Grounded in a mother’s lived experience, this is a celebration of the bond between a mother and her child.

Specifications: 9781922539571 | 245mm x 255mm | Hardback | 32 Pages | Full Colour | EK Books

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Katrina McKelvey is a children’s author, former primary school teacher, wife and mother living in Newcastle, NSW. She is left-handed, loves tea, scary movies and rollercoasters, and is addicted to mint chocolate. When she was little, a hot air balloon accidentally landed in her backyard.

Katrina’s first experience of motherhood was a 17-week miscarriage – she went through an induced labour and met her son after he had passed. Katrina began writing for children when her children were 3 and 5. My Heart began life as a letter Katrina wrote to her daughter when she started kindergarten.

Katrina’s previous books for children include Dandelions (2015), Up to Something (2019) and Isla’s Family Tree (2020) published by EK books.

Deb Hudson is an illustrator who is passionate about drawing images that evoke emotion and thought in their viewer. Inspired by joy- and wonder-filled dreamy moments of the everyday, Deb has been drawing and creating since she was a little girl.

Deb taught English in Japan for four years. She then studied for a degree in Fine Arts and became a mother. She lives in Melbourne, Australia with her husband, three children, energetic border collie and a bright yellow canary.

Deb’s first picture book, The Golden Thread, was published in 2019. Her other works include Pear of Hope (2021) and Milly and the Mulberry Tree (2022), both published by EK Books.

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