The Peace Book
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The Peace Book

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by Todd Parr
     
 

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Describes peace as making new friends, sharing a meal, feeling good about yourself, and more.  See more details below

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Describes peace as making new friends, sharing a meal, feeling good about yourself, and more.

Editorial Reviews

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Peace is revealed Todd Parr style in this refreshing, eloquent picture book from the author of the bestselling The Family Book and It's Okay to Be Different. In his usual style of primary-color illustrations and simple statements that convey profound meaning beneath a jovial exterior, Parr tells readers about how to bring peace to their neighborhood and describes both the essence of peace and what it feels like. From "Peace is keeping the water blue for all the fish" to "Peace is offering a hug to a friend" to "Peace is having enough pizza in the world for everyone," the author gives kids plenty to think about, with smiley-face characters always reassuring kids that peace means happiness and contentment. For those who haven't yet discovered Parr's brand of storybook magic -- and for anyone looking for a ray of sunshine during turbulent times -- The Peace Book is a great place to begin.
Publishers Weekly
Todd Parr's The Peace Book is a timely explanation of the term for young readers living in a sometimes uneasy world. In the neon-hued, cartoon landscape, peace can be anything from "keeping the water blue for all the fish" to "wearing different clothes" (the picture shows two girls, one in funky bellbottoms, the other in a traditional burqa) to "having enough pizza in the world for everyone." Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
School Library Journal
K-Gr 2-For children, the concept of peace can be a difficult one to understand, and Parr makes an admirable attempt to explain it. He relates the notion to making new friends, listening to different kinds of music, and helping your neighbor. Where he stretches it a bit is with sentiments such as, "Peace is wishing on a star" or "-watching it snow," even if the images are tranquil. Bright primary colors and bold black outlines define cartoonlike characters (animal and human) with smiling features. A helpful and engaging book that's sure to spark discussion.-Blair Christolon, Prince William Public Library System, Manassas, VA Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780316835312
Publisher:
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication date:
09/28/2004
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
1,379,483
Product dimensions:
10.25(w) x 10.25(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
2 - 5 Years

Meet the Author

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.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Berkeley, California
Date of Birth:
July 9, 1962
Place of Birth:
Rock Springs, Wyoming
Education:
High school diploma
Website:
http://www.toddparr.com

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Peace Book 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 32 reviews.
Alayne-Kay-Christian More than 1 year ago
In typical Todd Parr fashion, "The Peace Book" is simple and colorful. It is sure to attract the eye of any child. "The Peace Book" is a perfect book for introducing young children to the concept of peace. It also teaches, or reinforces, lessons in kindness, tolerance, individuality, and self-love. In addition to all the above, this little book even touches on connecting with nature and being environmentally conscious.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
the illustrations are colorful and are fine but the story and the narration could be improved.
Dee Kerin More than 1 year ago
My 3 year old daughter, Isabella, and I listen to this book as well as 'The I Love You Book' every night. Isabella loves when ' her friend Todd' reads it to us :) Thank you for creating such beautiful books!
reginamay More than 1 year ago
my girls can't get enough of this book. todd parr has been consistantly giving us positve messages and wonderful storytelling. thanks ....psssst can you do more read to me books todd ?
BrandyJK More than 1 year ago
great message but as another said, very poor narration
Courtney Brown More than 1 year ago
hgh guug
Deborah Puglisi More than 1 year ago
Great book but the read to me voice is a huge dissapointment. It sounds robotic without any animation.
Allison Luneborg More than 1 year ago
A great book to share in a classroom. My students loved it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
My 3 yr old son loves this book. We've read it so many times that he can 'read' it on his own just looking at the pictures. The idea of 'peace' is covered in many different ways.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My 2.5 year old son asks to hear this book every night at bed time. It's a wonderful book to teach children in a fun way how simple things in life are meaningful. Todd Parr is fantastic.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My daughter was given this book as a gift. She took it to school for her "share" one week and her teacher just loved it! We bought this one for her class.
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