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Product Details

  • Age Range: 3 - 6 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 1
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (June 1, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0316160040
  • ISBN-13: 978-0316160049
  • Product Dimensions: 10.3 x 0.5 x 10.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #451,336 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From School Library Journal

PreSchool-Grade 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
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From Booklist

PreS-K. Parr captions illustrations that resemble Byron Barton's in their rich colors and neatly drawn, thick-lined simplicity with an earnest catalog of some of reading's special benefits--from making it possible to "find your favorite animal at the zoo" to learning about "cool places and people." He also points out that reading can be a shared experience or a solitary activity, and that it can be done almost anywhere. Pre-readers will probably respond more strongly to the multihued parade of smiling animals and people than to the brief text, but the worthy message isn't laid on too thickly to smother its appeal. John Peters
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Customer Reviews

The kids will want to hear (or read) his stories over and over again!
S. Alford
This book is full of bold, bright colours, there are lots of great pictures to look at and the story is simple, easy to follow and has a great message about reading.
Hoffette
My 3 children, ages 15 mos, 15 mos, and 5 years love all of his books.
T. B. Smith

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By S. Alford on January 26, 2006
Format: Hardcover
I want more copies of this book (because mine is always being borrowed)! I am a Reading teacher in an elementary school and the children love Todd Parr's pictures and easy way of telling stories. They relate well because the phrases are short and realistic, and they beg to read it over and over again. My first Todd Parr book was "Things that make you feel good, things that make you feel bad" and I bought several as gifts for adults as well as children. The kids will want to hear (or read) his stories over and over again!
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Carolyn Howard-Johnson VINE VOICE on May 28, 2005
Format: Hardcover
Reviewed by Carolyn Howard-Johnson, award-winning author of This is the Place, Harkening: A Collection of Stories Remembered and The Frugal Book Promoter.

This is a book that cares. Todd Parr and his publisher, the Little Brown for Young Readers division of LB Company, have introduced a book that supports the work of a wonderful literacy organization, Reach Out and Read. They've done it with Reading Makes You Feel Good, an imaginative book that explores how reading can empower a child--can empower anyone, for that matter.

The illustrations are in Crayola colors and remind me of the bright little cut-out puzzles from Europe made with wood. You know, good Danish or Swedish design. Each picture-page includes not only the story narrative but pictures of things with words in them. That association between words and how they can label objects is a subtle message for toddlers and beginning readers.

The only advantage for reading that Parr misses in this simple but well-written story is that reading prepares one for writing better, for writing other books like Parr's that will help children learn, writing reviews like this that will help parents pick the very best of books for their children!

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(Carolyn Howard-Johnson's first literary novel, This is the Place, has won eight awards and Harkening, a collection of stories, has won three. She is also the author of The Frugal Book Promoter: How to Do What Your Publisher Won't, the winner of USA Book News' "Best Professional Book 2004." )
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By T. B. Smith on August 8, 2005
Format: Hardcover
Todd Parr has a way with encouraging children to do things (reading) without being 'preachy' and by being FUN. My 3 children, ages 15 mos, 15 mos, and 5 years love all of his books. We just bought this one today and have already read it 3 times - it is still afternoon. My young toddlers are attracted to the illustrations, my 5 year old is attracted to the easy to read text and "funny looking characters". She often identifies her family or pets in all of the pictures.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By DD on March 8, 2010
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This book is a great introduction to reading at the beginning of the year for my first grade class. The illustrations are extremely colorful, cute, and simple enough for me to teach my students how to draw characters. The illustrations truly inspire kids to draw. After one lesson, they love to draw detailed characters, settings, and events. They also learn to use lots of colors and to cover a whole page. The simple, to the point text keeps the focus going and the kids want to hear and read more Todd Parr books with no end in sight. I enjoy using all of his books in my classroom.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A. Rosendin on February 17, 2007
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Todd Parr's positive messages and cheerful artwork convey what is so great about reading (in case there are any doubting Thomases!) Rreading is an adventure, reading helps you learn new things, and ....you can read anywhere!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By MB Sweden on July 8, 2014
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Good book as such, but Amazon has done an total crap job in converting it into an eBook. The way they have cut up Parr's wonderful illustrations into ePages completely destroys the flow, and makes it difficult to read to a kid.

It is absolutely worth buying as a normal book, but don't even consider it as an eBook.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Hoffette on January 11, 2007
Format: Hardcover
I borrowed this book from my local public library and my 1 year old daughter couldn't get enough of it, so we just had to buy it. This book is full of bold, bright colours, there are lots of great pictures to look at and the story is simple, easy to follow and has a great message about reading. I have to read this to Isabella 3 times a day, and each time she sees it coming down from the "special bookshelf", she laughs and giggles and knows that her favourite story is just about to start. It is interactive and fun and it really does make you feel good!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Megi Asano on May 27, 2014
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This is a Great book! It's perfect for writers workshop and readers workshop! Th Kids all love it! Fun, fun, FUN!
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More About the Author

Todd Parr is the author and illustrator of more than 30 books for children, including the New York Times bestselling The I Love You Book, The Earth Book, and The Thankful Book. His books are available in over fifteen languages throughout the world. He is the co-creator of the popular children's television show ToddWorld as well as short films for Sesame Street. Todd has partnered with Target, Hilton, TOMY, Stouffer's and several companies and organizations to help people and animals. Todd's books have won several awards and his TV show, ToddWorld, was nominated for three Daytime Emmy® awards. Todd lives in Berkeley, California with his family Pete, Tater Tot and Jerry.

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