The Feel Good Book

The Feel Good Book

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by Todd Parr
     
 

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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!See more details below

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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!

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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:
02/21/2011
Sold by:
Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
845,053
File size:
7 MB
Age Range:
3 - 6 Years

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