It's Okay to Be Different

It's Okay to Be Different

by Todd Parr

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It's okay to need some help.
It's okay to be a different color.
It's okay to talk about your feelings.

From the bestselling author Todd Parr comes a reassuring book about being who you are.

Told with Todd Parr's signature wit and wisdom, It's Okay to Be Different cleverly delivers the important messages of acceptance, understanding, and confidence in an accessible, child-friendly format. The book features the bold, bright colors and silly scenes that made Todd a premiere voice for emotional discussions in children's literature. Targeted to young children first beginning to read, this book will inspire kids to celebrate their individuality through acceptance of others and self-confidence--and it's never to early to develop a healthy self-esteem.

It's Okay to be Different is designed to encourage early literacy, enhance emotional development, celebrate multiculturalism and diversity, and promote character growth.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780316186926
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication date: 02/21/2011
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 170,158
File size: 5 MB
Age Range: 3 - 6 Years

About 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.


Berkeley, California

Date of Birth:

July 9, 1962

Place of Birth:

Rock Springs, Wyoming


High school diploma

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It's Okay to Be Different 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 33 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am in college majoring in early childhood education. I had to teach a lesson on diversity to kindergartners this quarter. I found this book and I really love it! The colors are so vibrant, the text is simple and relative, and the kindergartners and their teacher loved it! It would be good for preschoolers thru early primary grades.
HandbelLA More than 1 year ago
This is one of the best picture books on diversity I have ever encountered. From height and looks to varying abilities, Todd Parr covers many ways to be "different". My favorite page is "It's okay to have wheels"---what a marvelous way to look at life in a wheelchair! My only reservation is that some folks may find the vibrant colors of this title to be a little jarring--it does take a bit of adjustment. For teachers, this book is simple enough for any age group and should be good in a classroom storytime setting as it is a fair size and very brightly illustrated. If you need a diversity title for older children, try my recommendation below, Everybody Cooks Rice.
TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
If you haven't yet discovered the magic that is TODD'S WORLD, I recommend that you do so today! This series is great fun for both children and adults alike, whether it be in the form of a book or a video. Todd Parr knows what appeals to kids -- bold, bright, colorful illustrations and characters that are all unique in their own special way.

With IT'S OKAY TO BE DIFFERENT, children of all ages learn that no matter what your difference -- being in a wheelchair, being embarrassed, having different moms or dads, having an invisible friend -- it's perfectly A-OK. From the fanciful to the truthful to the whimsical, all kinds of differences are explored in ways that are easy to understand for the youngest reader, but that will also send home a message to those who are older.

This is one book you need in your personal collection!
Guest More than 1 year ago
My mother purchased this book for my nephew at Christmas. She enjoyed it so much that she had to purchase another one for herself. Now all of her grandchildren ask her to read it whenever they visit her! Which is a couple of times a week. It's wonderful!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Our family loves this book because in a funny way it shows children that everyone is different and it's ok to be different. Whether is a different hair, nose or coming from a different place it's ok to be different. My daughter loves this book and asks to read it at least once per hour everyday!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book isn't for adults. It's for kids. The drawings and text are meant to grab the attention of small children. Simple text and drawings with bright colors draw kids in. This book is meant to initiate conversations between children and parents about all the wonderful differences in people. It's up to YOU, the parent to elaborate on the pictures and text, not the author.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Bold colors and great illustrations. It was nice to see a book that celebrates our differences and encourages children to be accepting of themselves and others.
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Great guide to explain and teach young kids and teenagers. I highly recommend this book.
whitneyharrison on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Vibrant colors, and silly differences are talked about in this book.
mtofell on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
What a great book to read for the first day of school!
amandacb on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I adore Todd Parr! He brings lessons into his stories without being didactic. Children love the text and the brightly-drawn pictures. We only have two of Parr's books in our library and I want to order more as soon as I can get my hands on some money!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderful book that teaches children that everyone is different. It is well written and great for younger children...
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This book was recommended to me by a child psychologist. It's a great tool to help children understand that there is something different about everyone. Whether it's our hair color, skin color, abilities and even single-parent families. It's my go-to gift for parents.
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