I was first introduced to the books of Todd Parr several years ago when I received The Earth Book as a gift. Since then, I just keep discovering more and more of his gems. Not only do I love the bright illustrations, but I adore the way that he can take heavy/serious topics (peace, being different, etc.) and make them approachable for students.
Some of my favourites:
The Earth Book - My first and favourite!
The Peace Book - Takes a general concept, and puts it into words that students understand.
The Family Book - Uses fun pictures to illustrate the point that families come in all different shapes and sizes.
The Feelings Book - Great for students who may have difficulty identifying emotions.
It's Okay to Be Different - Great book to teach tolerance and acceptance.
The Thankful Book - Perfect to get students talking about being thankful around Thanksgiving.
The Underwear Book - C'mon, the kids will never be able to resist this book!
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