Things That Make You Feel Good
Todd Parr books
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|Format:||Hardback, 28 pages|
|Other Information: ||colour illustrations|
|Published In: ||United Kingdom, 04 June 2001|
Quirky, confidence boosting books to brighten up your world. This is my Hair when I wake up This is my Hair when I see a bear...Todd Parr's books blaze with primary colours, positive messages and the kind of humour that elicits giggles from kids and knowing smiles from adults. The statements range from straightforward reassurances like "it's okay to be short" to slapstick silliness like "it's okay to put a fish in your hair". In Todd Parr's world, kisses make you feel good but mosquito bites make you feel bad; you should brush your teeth every day - but not with peanut butter. The artwork is bold and simple - the characters are stick figures and the text is presented in childlike handwriting. This is Purple Ronnie for primary-schoolers, but with definite crossover appeal into older, even adult, markets. Do read these books. Don't put them in the fridge...
About the Author
Todd Parr is an accomplished artist/illustrator, fast becoming one of the hottest new talents in children's books in the United States. To date he has created sixteen children's books, all reflecting his own life experiences and with an emphasis on the importance of individuality and humour. Todd lives in San Francisco with his Dog, Bully.
PreS-Gr 1-A set of clever, small-sized offerings illustrated with boldly outlined minimalist drawings done in primary colors. The round, stick-figure characters are presented with green faces, yellow faces, blue hair, and green hair, and are often amusingly out of proportion. Do's and Don'ts is a balanced selection of the advisable and the ludicrous. "Do help keep the house clean/Don't vacuum up the cat." Alternating silly and serious suggestions makes the sensible advice palatable for kids. The Okay Book is a refreshingly agenda-free affirmation of individuality. "It's okay to wear two different socks...It's okay to wear glasses...It's okay to eat all the frosting off your birthday cake." Things That Make You Feel... gently reminds readers of the balance in their lives, "Good chicken soup/Bad chicken pox." This Is My Hair is straightforward and humorous: "This is my Hair in pigtails/This is my Hair with spaghetti and meatballs in it." A short, but appropriate message from the author at the end of the book states, "No matter how your hair looks, always feel good about yourself." All four titles offer reassuring and kindhearted lessons.-Christy Norris Blanchette, Valley Cottage Library, NY Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.
|Publisher: ||Walker Books Ltd|
|Dimensions: ||15.0 x 15.0 centimeters (0.14 kg)|