Reading Makes You Feel Good [NOOK Book]

Overview

Reading makes you feel good because...
You can imagine you are a scary dinosaur,

You can make someone feel better when they are sick,
And you can do it anywhere!

Reading Makes You Feel Good will inspire and encourage young children to delight in the joyful, rewarding experience of reading. With Todd Parr's trademark bright, bold pictures ...
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Reading Makes You Feel Good

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Overview

Reading makes you feel good because...
You can imagine you are a scary dinosaur,

You can make someone feel better when they are sick,
And you can do it anywhere!

Reading Makes You Feel Good will inspire and encourage young children to delight in the joyful, rewarding experience of reading. With Todd Parr's trademark bright, bold pictures and silly scenes, kids will learn that reading isn't something that just happens at school or at home-it can happen anywhere! Todd shows us all the fun ways we can read- from in the library and in bed to in the bathtub and on the road. Targeted to those first beginning to read, this book invites children to read the main text as well as all the funny signs, labels, and messages hidden in the pictures.

Along with the four other bestselling Todd Parr picture books debuting in paperback this season, Reading Makes You Feel Good is designed to encourage early literacy, enhance emotional development, celebrate multiculturalism, and promote character growth.

Describes the characteristics and various advantages of reading.

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Editorial Reviews

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Todd Parr, the author of The Peace Book, The Daddy Book, and It's Okay to Be Different, has crafted another affirmation for young readers. Reading Makes You Feel Good delivers a message that will resonate with every parent and bookseller. As usual, Parr treats readers to an inviting array of funny signs, labels, and hidden pictures.
Publishers Weekly
And Parr sings the praises of books in Reading Makes You Feel Good. In his signature bold colors, he shows that reading can take you to faraway places, help you learn to make pizza-and you can do it anywhere. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
Children's Literature
Readers will recognize Parr's signature bold colors and style in this celebration of reading. His illustrations work to present and reinforce the message that reading is an achievable and rewarding task. Parr takes pains to provide positive reinforcement for early literacy tasks—the alphabet is on the wall, signs and labels are part of the illustrations, and there is a message of encouragement from the author at the end. The one line per page text, however, is confusing. His repeated phrase "reading makes you feel good because" sets up the expectation for parallel structure, but the phrases that follow do not move in that direction. In fact, they often are not about how the reader feels at all. Such reservations aside, this book is an effective read-aloud for preschool through first grade, when children are doing the hard work of learning to read. The large format spreads drenched in rich, contrasting colors make this a great read-aloud choice. 2005, Megan Tingley Books/Little Brown, Ages 2 to 5.
—Judy Hijikata
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 1-Parr highlights some of the advantages of reading, such as learning how to make a pizza or finding your favorite animal at the zoo. The cartoon illustrations are bold and cheerful. Once again, the artist embraces a wild palette with pink rabbits, a purple elephant, and green- , yellow- , and blue-faced people. The art includes many fun details, such as labels, signs, and an odd assortment of objects sitting in the freezer next to the TV dinner. Such details encourage children and adults to move beyond the text and discuss the pictures together. A few of the pages are less successful than others. For example, the accompanying illustration for "you can imagine you are a brave princess-" shows a traditional damsel in distress, yelling for help from her tower. This predictability is later offset by a spread showing a father and baby together in the park, each reading a book. This title was written to support the work of Reach Out and Read, and as a message book, it is similar to Rosemary Wells's Read to Your Bunny (Scholastic, 1998). The strong contrast in artistic styles, however, ensures that the books will appeal to different audiences. Children will enjoy Parr's bright, zany pictures and come away with the important lesson: reading both teaches and entertains, and is fun to do with someone special.-Suzanne Myers Harold, Multnomah County Library System, Portland, OR Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
From the Publisher
"Parr sings the praises of books in Reading Makes You Feel Good. In his signature bold colors, he shows that reading can take you to faraway places, help you learn to make pizza-and you can do it anywhere." -Publishers Weekly, 2005
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780316050043
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Publication date: 11/15/2008
  • Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 650,844
  • 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!

Good To Know

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
    2. Website:

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    Posted January 30, 2012

    Highly recommended

    I read this book to my granddaughter's Kindergarten class and they enjoyed the story. They loved the illustrations. My grandaughter and I consider Todd Parr one of our very favorite authors and illustrators. We have almost all of his books.

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