Books by Todd Parr

THE CARS AND TRUCKS BOOK by Todd Parr
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 24, 2018

"A book that will encourage even the youngest of fans to keep on truckin'. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Comfort and care take a momentary hiatus as premier bibliotherapist Parr tackles a whole new world of vehicular options. Read full book review >
LOVE THE WORLD by Todd Parr
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 26, 2017

"Can love change the world? Here's hoping. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Lots of things to love are presented in bright, bold pictures. Read full book review >
THE THANKFUL BOOK by Todd Parr
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 16, 2012

"Uncomplicated and worthwhile for any age. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Parr focuses his simplistic childlike art and declarative sentences on gratitude for the pleasures and wonders of a child's everyday life. Read full book review >
THE I'M NOT SCARED BOOK by Todd Parr
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 3, 2011

"Whether this is just a platitude or words of wisdom is up to readers to decide. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The latest from Parr, executed in his characteristic style that sets extremely bright colors off with a heavy black line, addresses common childhood fears. Read full book review >
THE EARTH BOOK by Todd Parr
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2010

"His approach to this complex topic is simple but not simplistic, and this introduction to the subject is both useful and entertaining. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Parr adds to his successful series of easy-to-understand, vibrantly illustrated stories with this ecologically themed offering for younger children. Read full book review >
THE I LOVE YOU BOOK by Todd Parr
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"Ho-hum. (Picture book. 2-5)"
"I love you when you are scared. / I love you when you are brave. / I love you when I am away. / I love you when we are cuddled up close." Read full book review >
WE BELONG TOGETHER by Todd Parr
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"There is no back story here, no explanation of why children might be available for adoption, only the joyful welcome arms of diverse people who have something to offer the child who needs a home. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Parr, the Dr. Feelgood of children's books and television, brings his optimistic, sunny attitude to this latest offering. Read full book review >
THE GRANDPA BOOK by Todd Parr
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2006

"Published simultaneously with The Grandma Book (ISBN: 0-316-05802-5), which shares the same message as well as some of the same text and images. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Working his way through the family one member at a time, Parr gives pre-readers a positive spin on the role of Grandpas. Read full book review >
IT’S OKAY TO BE DIFFERENT by Todd Parr
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"The theme encourages acceptance of oneself and others, and boosts self-esteem. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Parr (Big and Little, not reviewed, etc.) teaches an important social lesson that all children need early in their development. Read full book review >
THE DADDY BOOK by Todd Parr
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"Recent ex-toddlers will be drawn to these sunny, colorful consciousness-raisers. (Picture book. 2-4)"
The Byron Barton of feelings and relationships offers a gallery of Dads at work and play, all drawn with thick lines and intense, contrasting colors against monochromatic backgrounds. Read full book review >
THIS IS MY HAIR by Todd Parr
Released: April 1, 1999

"Things That Make You Feel Bad) have an attitude and look that should send them flying off the shelves. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Parr has a child's take on hair's many states—it can stand on end, blow in the wind, bubble with soap, or be pulled back into pigtails. Read full book review >