It's Okay To Be Different by Todd ParrIt's Okay To Be Different by Todd Parr

It's Okay To Be Different

byTodd Parr

Picture Books | April 1, 2009

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It's okay to need some help.
It's okay to be a different color.
It's okay to talk about your feelings.

From the bestselling author Todd Parr comes a reassuring book about being who you are.

Told with Todd Parr's signature wit and wisdom, It's Okay to Be Different cleverly delivers the important messages of acceptance, understanding, and confidence in an accessible, child-friendly format. The book features the bold, bright colors and silly scenes that made Todd a premiere voice for emotional discussions in children's literature. Targeted to young children first beginning to read, this book will inspire kids to celebrate their individuality through acceptance of others and self-confidence--and it's never to early to develop a healthy self-esteem.

It's Okay to be Different is designed to encourage early literacy, enhance emotional development, celebrate multiculturalism and diversity, and promote character growth.

Todd Parr has inspired and empowered children around the world with his bold images and positive messages. He is the bestselling author of more than forty books, including The Goodbye Book, The Family Book, The I Love You Book, and It's Okay to be Different. He lives in Berkeley, California.
Title:It's Okay To Be DifferentFormat:Picture BooksProduct dimensions:32 pages, 9.88 × 9.88 × 0.12 inShipping dimensions:9.88 × 9.88 × 0.12 inPublished:April 1, 2009Publisher:Little, Brown Books for Young ReadersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0316043478

ISBN - 13:9780316043472

Appropriate for ages: 3


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good message This book has a good message for kids of all ages. Todd Parr uses simple text to convey strong messages. The pictures are always fun too.
Date published: 2018-08-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great I've read this story to the child at my work placement today. It was fun reading this to them. They liked all the colours and the story brings a great message!
Date published: 2018-07-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it! Love Todd Parr! Always a strong positive message. Kids love the bright funky colours and design! Great teaching tool!
Date published: 2018-07-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Phenomenal Book! I love this book! It is a great way to encourage students to celebrate themselves.
Date published: 2018-02-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely book about accepting people for who they are! Every body is a little different and that is okay!
Date published: 2017-12-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great book for kids! This is one of the books that I use in my Primary classroom at the beginning of the year to teach kids about how we all have unique qualities and that everyone should celebrate differences. The kids enjoy looking at the colourful illustrations and the message is such great one for all to remember!
Date published: 2017-12-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Read! I love reading this book at the beginning of the school year, the kids love listening to it. I've read it to both my Grade 1 and 2 class and it always ends up being a great discussion.
Date published: 2017-09-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Celebrating Differences A great book that emphasizes acceptance and provokes rich discussion about familiar history and backgrounds. You can have an entire unit on this with primary students!
Date published: 2017-09-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from cute cute story with a good message
Date published: 2017-09-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Favourite for teachers and parents I don't know who benefits from these books more - me, my children, or my students. They are a go to for all the kids in my life. Simple messages of love and acceptance along with colourful pictures. Perfect.
Date published: 2017-08-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Always a 10/10 I LOVE Todd Parr books! The colourful pictures and simple, but important messages are ideal for teaching empathy, understanding, compassion and love to even our littlest learners.
Date published: 2017-08-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Being different It's not only ok to be different, it's amazing!! #plumreview
Date published: 2017-07-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Todd Parr celebrates differences Todd Parr's books really are so much fun with bright colours and positive messages. This one celebrates differences with humour and positivity!
Date published: 2017-02-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for the young and young at heart! Sometimes we all need a reminder that it's okay to be uniquely us. I have read this book with children of all ages, but most recently with my Kindergarten children. The bright colours and graphics used in this book draw you in and truly reflect the motto, "it's okay to be different". I recommend this book for the young and the young at heart, even for just a quick pick-me-up on those days when we're pretty hard on ourselves.
Date published: 2016-12-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Teacher Book This book is fantastic for the classroom setting to explain how "it's OK to be different" and celebrate the diversity found within the classroom/the school!
Date published: 2013-05-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from simple words, powerful mesages The title, 'It's Okay to be Different', holds a fraction of mesages the book carries. The first page is 'It's okay to be missing a tooth (or two or three).' Boom! It hit me. We can be different in so many ways. 'It's okay to have different moms. It's okay to have different dads. It's okay to have wheels. It's okay to dance by yourself...' With Todd Parr's typical illustration, the book sends out powerful messages.
Date published: 2008-10-13

Editorial Reviews

"[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