28 June 2009

Todd Parr Books

The Feelings Book
The Okay Book
The Best Friends Book
Underwear Do’s and Don’ts

ABC Books. Picture, Young Reader. Board Book rrp $9.95 each

B is for big, bright and bold. And B is also for board and books. In true Todd Parr style, this selection of board books is a celebration of life through preschool eyes.

The Feelings Book explores all sorts of emotions - some happy, some sad and some a little silly. “Sometimes I feel like kissing a sea lion.” There is a strong message of support and encouragement. “No matter how you feel, don’t keep your feelings to yourself. Share them with someone you love.”

There are all sorts of friends in The Best Friends Book. Even the sort who will forgive you if you step on their paw.

The Okay Book looks at differences and how it is okay to be who we are and express our feelings. It’s okay to cry. It’s okay to be short. And it’s okay to dream big.

On a humorous note, Underwear Do’s and Don’ts makes lots of fun suggestions for what you can do with underwear, including a little sensible practice advice. DO dress your dog up in your underwear but DON’T use your sister’s favourite pair!

The text is fun and the pictures are wonderful, perfect for budding artists to copy. When my children were young we made lots of Todd Parr look-alike books.

Thoroughly recommended for children up to 5 years old. Equally thoroughly recommended for their parents.

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