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Title:
The feel good book
Author:
Parr, Todd.
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Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
Boston : Little, Brown, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Summary:
Relates things that make people feel good.
General Note:
"Megan Tingley Books."
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781442001442

9780316072069

9780316155656

9780316043458
Format :
Book

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Summary

Sometimes I feel silly.
Sometimes I feel like eating pizza for breakfast.
Sometimes I feel brave.
Sometimes I feel like trying something new...

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.


Summary

In an ideal world, a primer on feeling good just wouldn't be necessary.But thankfully, the jubilantly goofy Todd Parr knows that we could all use a tipor two from time to time, no matter how old we are.Just as he did in Do's andDon'ts, The OkayBook, and his other titles (16 and counting), Parr keeps it supersimple, with fat lines, bold colors, and a repetitively cheery, often sillymessage. His words get some smiles here and there ("Brushing your hair with alion feels good," "Making sounds like a monkey feels good"), but it's thevibrant, uncluttered, kid-style illustrations and the way that Parr juxtaposesthem with the text that makes this book such fun. "Making a new friend"accompanies a fat, happy pig holding hands with a skunk sporting a thin redsmile; "Watching your grandma and grandpa dance feels good" sits above a coupleof funky, freaky grandparents doing a dance that can only be described as "theKeith Haring."Parr closes the book a little philosophically, with a handwritten "Love, Todd"note: "It feels good to think about all the things that make you feel good.Rubbing my dog's tummy makes me feels good--and him, too. What things make youfeel good?" In a kids' book, it's easy for simple to become simplyinsubstantial, but Parr's enthusiasm carries the day--and if you can bemade to feel good, you will. (Ages 4 to 8) --Paul Hughes


Author Notes

Todd Parr was born on July 9, 1962. In 1995 he moved to San Francisco, California where he pursued a career as an artist. After being rejected by many galleries, he showed his artwork at Wolfgang Puck's restaurant Postrio. This exhibit led to him creating merchandise for Macy's and his own children's clothing line.

He is the author and illustrator of over 30 children's books which contain simple messages about acceptance, difference, and empowerment including The Thankful Book. In 2005 the preschool television show he created, ToddWorld, premiered on TLC and Discovery Kids.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Todd Parr was born on July 9, 1962. In 1995 he moved to San Francisco, California where he pursued a career as an artist. After being rejected by many galleries, he showed his artwork at Wolfgang Puck's restaurant Postrio. This exhibit led to him creating merchandise for Macy's and his own children's clothing line.

He is the author and illustrator of over 30 children's books which contain simple messages about acceptance, difference, and empowerment including The Thankful Book. In 2005 the preschool television show he created, ToddWorld, premiered on TLC and Discovery Kids.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 4

Publisher's Weekly Review

Children's physical and emotional wellbeing take center stage in a trio of fall titles. The first, The Feel Good Book by Todd Parr, offers observations about experiences that give children a glow: "Reading a book under a tree feels good" and "Watching your grandma and grandpa dance feels good"; helping others also merits several mentions ("Showing the new kid around feels good"). Parr's signature illustrations, bordered by thick black lines and filled in with retro tangerines and mauves, are cheerful and bright. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 2-Parr's feel-good list includes acts of kindness ("Giving somebody something special feels good"), pastimes ("Reading a book under a tree feels good"), emotions ("Being brave feels good"), and silly fun ("Brushing your hair with a lion feels good"), and his childlike illustrations exude cheerfulness. The playful, bold art adds wit and humor to the simple statements: "Playing under the sprinkler feels good" shows a little girl being sprayed with water from a deep-pink elephant's trunk, and two green fish demonstrate how "Rubbing noses feels good." An author's note invites readers to reflect on what brings them happiness. A perfect pick-me-up for any child who is having a bad day.-Linda Ludke, London Public Library, Ontario, Canada (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Publisher's Weekly Review

Children's physical and emotional wellbeing take center stage in a trio of fall titles. The first, The Feel Good Book by Todd Parr, offers observations about experiences that give children a glow: "Reading a book under a tree feels good" and "Watching your grandma and grandpa dance feels good"; helping others also merits several mentions ("Showing the new kid around feels good"). Parr's signature illustrations, bordered by thick black lines and filled in with retro tangerines and mauves, are cheerful and bright. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 2-Parr's feel-good list includes acts of kindness ("Giving somebody something special feels good"), pastimes ("Reading a book under a tree feels good"), emotions ("Being brave feels good"), and silly fun ("Brushing your hair with a lion feels good"), and his childlike illustrations exude cheerfulness. The playful, bold art adds wit and humor to the simple statements: "Playing under the sprinkler feels good" shows a little girl being sprayed with water from a deep-pink elephant's trunk, and two green fish demonstrate how "Rubbing noses feels good." An author's note invites readers to reflect on what brings them happiness. A perfect pick-me-up for any child who is having a bad day.-Linda Ludke, London Public Library, Ontario, Canada (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.