It's Okay to be Different

It's Okay to be Different

Book rating: 05 Paperback Little, Brown and Company

By (author) Todd Parr

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  • Publisher: Little, Brown Young Readers
  • Format: Paperback | 32 pages
  • Dimensions: 242mm x 244mm x 4mm | 160g
  • Publication date: 6 August 2009
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0316043478
  • ISBN 13: 9780316043472
  • Edition: 1
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Illustrations note: Integrated: 28, colour drawings
  • Sales rank: 1,449

Product description

It's okay to need some help. It's okay to be a different colour. It's okay to talk about your feelings. It's okay to make a wish...It's Okay to Be Different cleverly delivers the important messages of acceptance, understanding and confidence in an accessible, child-friendly format featuring Todd Parr's trademark bold, bright colours and silly scenes. Targeted to young children first beginning to read, this book will inspire kids to celebrate their individuality through acceptance of others and self-confidence. Along with the four other bestselling Todd Parr picture books debuting in paperback this season, It's Okay to be Different is designed to encourage early literacy, enhance emotional development, celebrate multiculturalism, and promote character growth.

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Todd Parr has created more than 30 books for children and the Emmy-nominated animated television show, ToddWorld. He lives in Berkeley, California.

Customer reviews

By TeensReadToo 03 Oct 2010 5

If you haven't yet discovered the magic that is TODD'S WORLD, I recommend that you do so today! This series is great fun for both children and adults alike, whether it be in the form of a book or a video. Todd Parr knows what appeals to kids -- bold, bright, colorful illustrations and characters that are all unique in their own special way.

With IT'S OKAY TO BE DIFFERENT, children of all ages learn that no matter what your difference -- being in a wheelchair, being embarrassed, having different moms or dads, having an invisible friend -- it's perfectly A-OK. From the fanciful to the truthful to the whimsical, all kinds of differences are explored in ways that are easy to understand for the youngest reader, but that will also send home a message to those who are older.

This is one book you need in your personal collection!

Review quote

"[Parr] wisely doesn't zero in on specifics, which would force him to establish what's 'normal.' Instead, he focuses on acceptance and individuality and encourages readers to do the same." "Publisher's Weekly""