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The Feelings Book - Todd Parr

Paperback

Published: 1st April 2009
For Ages: 2 - 5 years old
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Sometimes I feel silly.
Sometimes I feel like eating pizza for breakfast.
Sometimes I feel brave.
Sometimes I feel like trying something new...


Children express different moods, including "I feel very mad," "I feel like reading books all day," and "I feel like wearing funny underwear."

The Feelings Book vibrantly illustrates the wide range of moods we all experience. Kids and adults will appreciate Todd Parr's quirky intelligence as he pays special attention to the ever-changing, sometimes nonsensical emotions that we all feel. Targeted to young children first beginning to read, this book will inspire kids to discuss their multitude of feelings in a kid-friendly, accessible format, told through Parr's trademark bold, bright colors and silly scenes.

Along with the four other bestselling Todd Parr picture books, The Feelings Book is designed to encourage early literacy, enhance emotional development, celebrate multiculturalism, and promote character growth.

About The Author

Author/illustrator Todd Parr is the poster child for perseverance. Growing up in Wyoming, he knew he wanted to be an artist, but he met with rejection at almost every turn. In school, his drawings and paintings were considered childish and simplistic. He even failed his high school art course for not meeting class standards. As a result, for many years he lacked the self-confidence to pursue his dreams. Then, when he finally mustered the resolve to begin painting in earnest, his work was turned down by dozens of galleries.

Yet, in spite of these roadblocks, Parr persisted. He arranged a small showing of his paintings at Wolfgang Puck's San Francisco restaurant Postrio. A buyer for Macy's West saw his canvases and encouraged him to design a line of merchandise for the store. Then, in 1998, Parr's bold, colorful style caught the eye of Little Brown agent Megan Tingley, who approached him to write children's books. The rest, as they say, is publishing history.

Unlike other children's authors, Parr is not a traditional storyteller; yet his books—with their positive, reassuring messages about acceptance, self-confidence, and diversity—have become enormously popular. In bestsellers like The Family Book, We Belong Together and It's Okay to Be Different, he encourage preschoolers to be themselves, to express their feelings, and to celebrate what makes each of them unique.

But it is his artwork—cheerful stick figures rendered in bright, neon colors and outlined boldly in black—that makes Parr one of the most recognized names in the world of children's literature. The same simplicity of technique that once drew criticism has proved to be his most bankable commodity. His work has been displayed in the windows of FAO Schwartz, his products are sold worldwide, and he has won awards for his books and for his preschool television show ToddWorld. Pretty good for a kid who was thrown out of high school art class!

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The Feelings Book
 
4.3

(based on 3 reviews)

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67%

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    5.0

    WOW, how good is Todd Parr

    By kinder teacher

    from Adelaide AU

    About Me Everyday Reader

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    Pros

    • Deserves Multiple Readings
    • Easy To Understand
    • Informative
    • Inspirational
    • Relevant
    • Well Written

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Special Needs
      • Teaching Feelings
      • Younger Readers

      Comments about The Feelings Book:

      Love the wayTodd Parr has written and illustrated the book. Sad that I haven't found thes books earlier. They will be very useful as a teaching resource for younger children in understanding feelings they go through. Sad part is that Todd Parr's books are impossible to get here in Australia without buying them from overseas over the internet. Our children are really missing out on great and helpful books.

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      3.0

      Very basic.

      By SLDO1812

      from Upwey, VIC, AU

      About Me Bookworm

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      Pros

      • Easy To Understand

      Cons

      • Not What I Expected

      Best Uses

      • Younger Readers

      Comments about The Feelings Book:

      Was looking for a book on "feelings" for my 4 year old daughter. This didn't really do what I wanted it to do which was help identify what emotions she may be experiencing. We read it once and she's just not interested. We bought other books in the same order which are now on high rotation.

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      5.0

      Great for teaching about feelings

      By Carol Wocker

      from Melbourne AU

      About Me Bookworm

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      Pros

      • Deserves Multiple Readings
      • Easy To Understand
      • Great fun
      • Informative
      • Relevant

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Younger Readers

        Comments about The Feelings Book:

        I teach a group of 13 toddlers and they ask for this book everyday, we do actions, sing songs and talk about what makes us feel certain ways. They also love the photo of Todd and his dogs in the back of the book and we always wonder what their names might be.

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        ISBN: 9780316043465
        ISBN-10: 031604346X
        Audience: Children
        For Ages: 2 - 5 years old
        Format: Paperback
        Language: English
        Number Of Pages: 32
        Published: 1st April 2009
        Publisher: Little, Brown amp; Company
        Country of Publication: US
        Dimensions (cm): 24.8 x 24.8  x 0.7
        Weight (kg): 0.17