Reading Makes You Feel Good
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Reading Makes You Feel Good

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by Todd Parr
     
 

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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,

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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.

Editorial Reviews

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
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.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780316160049
Publisher:
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication date:
06/01/2005
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
737,203
Product dimensions:
10.32(w) x 10.25(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
3 - 6 Years

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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

Meet the Author

Todd Parr has inspired and empowered children around the world with his bold images and positive messages. He is the bestselling author of more than forty books, including The Goodbye Book, The Family Book, The I Love You Book, and It's Okay to be Different. He lives in Berkeley, California.

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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Reading Makes You Feel Good 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I know a six year old who loves todd parr and is dying to read this ont + more!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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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