The Feel Good Book [NOOK Book]

Overview

Giving a great, big hug feels good Sharing your treats feels good Taking a bubble bath with some ducks feels good What else makes you feel good? Open this book and find out!

When Otto the dog feels lonely, he drives to the beach hoping to find a friend to play with.

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Overview

Giving a great, big hug feels good Sharing your treats feels good Taking a bubble bath with some ducks feels good What else makes you feel good? Open this book and find out!

When Otto the dog feels lonely, he drives to the beach hoping to find a friend to play with.

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Todd Parr, the author of such hits as The Mommy Book and Do's and Don'ts, brings us another splashy treat about all the special things that make us feel good.

With his signature bold colors and positive message, Parr shows us that happy feelings come many different ways, big and small. "Giving a great, big hug feels good," and so does "taking a bubble bath," but would you stop to think that "eating carrots with a bunny feels good" or "watching your grandma and grandpa dance?" How about "crying when you're sad" or "brushing your teeth with strawberry toothpaste"? Whatever the way, Parr's observations give the warm fuzzies -- "It feels good to think about all the things that make you feel good."

The Feel Good Book gives so many reasons to enjoy life! Adults will love sharing this book with children, who will recognize that a smile can be anywhere you look. Perfect for kids who need a little pick-me-up or a reason to make their own feel-good list, Parr's inspiring words and pictures are jubilant medicine for the spirit. Matt Warner

Publishers Weekly
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.
Children's Literature
As its title suggests this book explores the myriad of things that make us feel good—giving hugs, enjoying a bubble bath, "laughing out loud," and "waiting for the tooth fairy." In addition to the everyday reasons to feel good, the author imaginatively takes the reader beyond the ordinary. Learning "how to count to eight with a spider," "brushing your teeth with strawberry toothpaste," or "eating carrots with a bunny" all feel good, too. Even "crying when you're sad feels good." Bold colors and strong lines work well with the rudimentary, child-like drawings that appear to be deceptively simple. Together, however, the art and text convey abstract thoughts—all the while using brightness, cheeriness, and a touch of humor to remind us about things that make us feel good. The author's other works include The Mommy Book, The Okay Book, and Do's and Don'ts. The author's postscript about what makes him feel good lends a kid-friendly touch. 2002, Megan Tingley Books/Little Brown and Co, Patterson
School Library Journal
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 Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780316186940
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Publication date: 2/21/2011
  • Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
  • Format: NOOK Kids Read to Me
  • Sales rank: 239,924
  • Age range: 3 - 6 Years
  • File size: 8 MB

Meet the Author

Todd Parr
Todd Parr is the author of more than thirty books for children, including the New York Times bestselling The I Love You Book, The Earth Book, and The Thankful Book. He lives in Berkeley, California. For a complete list of Todd's books and more information, visit www.toddparr.com.

Biography

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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Not all of Parr's fans are eight and under—teens in Japan reportedly swamped the author on his book tour, bringing rice cookers and surfboards for signing.

Before he began his career as a children's author, Parr was a flight attendant for United Airlines.

Parr's first job was working at Taco Time for $1 an hour at age 11. "I was going to own my own someday," he said in an interview with Barnes & Noble.com. "I still love tacos. :)"

Parr gives special credit to his family for their support: "I have a very special family," he told Barnes & Noble.com. "They never really understood me, but encouraged me to go after everything I wanted even when we did not agree. As I now realize—this takes a lot of love to do."

Parr has no formal art training.

He was flabbergasted when he was approached to write children's books. "I can't even spell," he told us, "so the idea of being an 'author' never entered my mind!" Once he realized this would not be an obstacle, it cleared the way for him to focus on his artwork and the messages behind it.

When asked what kind of advice he would give to kids who want to be artists, here's what Parr told us:
Believe in yourself. Art is art even if no one else likes what you do. If it makes you happy, stay with it. Don't give up. And surround yourself with your work to remind yourself of what makes you feel good.

The message behind my work stemmed somewhat from my childhood because it was not okay for me to be who I was. I did not conform to the "norm" or want to be like everyone else. Things have not changed that much for kids today either; it seems harder for them. So in the process of doing what I'm doing in my work—enjoying my life and being happy—if I can help someone, especially kids, learn to believe in themselves, accept others, and learn not to hate, then maybe someone's life will be a little easier and maybe their dreams a little closer to coming true."

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    1. Hometown:
      Berkeley, California
    1. Date of Birth:
      July 9, 1962
    2. Place of Birth:
      Rock Springs, Wyoming
    1. Education:
      High school diploma
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  • Posted April 5, 2010

    Great colorful book for younger kids

    Easy to read and talk about. Todd Parr's illustrations are really enjoyable. I would recommend it as a gift or for your own children.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 13, 2012

    I think its ok

    Its mostly for kids uder 5 and im 10 so ya

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