It's Okay to be Different, Paperback

It's Okay to be Different Paperback

4.5 out of 5 (12 ratings)


It's okay to need some help. It's okay to be a different colour. It's okay to talk about your feelings. It's okay to make a wish...It's Okay to Be Different cleverly delivers the important messages of acceptance, understanding and confidence in an accessible, child-friendly format featuring Todd Parr's trademark bold, bright colours and silly scenes.

Targeted to young children first beginning to read, this book will inspire kids to celebrate their individuality through acceptance of others and self-confidence.

Along with the four other bestselling Todd Parr picture books debuting in paperback this season, It's Okay to be Different is designed to encourage early literacy, enhance emotional development, celebrate multiculturalism, and promote character growth.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 32 pages, Integrated: 28, colour drawings
  • Publisher: Little, Brown & Company
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Picture storybooks
  • ISBN: 9780316043472



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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!

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What a great book to read for the first day of school!

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This book is one that I will definetly have in my classroom. It shows that no matter what you look and act like it's okay to be who you are. The illustrations are very child like but it shows that he isn't the best illustrator and that's okay.

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The message repeated throughout the text is, "It's okay to be different." This is an important message for children to hear. They need to know that just because they don't look the same, speak the same, or do the same things that they are just as special as someone else. Many times, kids feel as though they do not belong, stand out too much, or do not stand out at all. I have heard so many children say they have nothing that makes them special. As educators, it is our job to emphasize that everyone is different and equally important! This book helps to do that.

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When I think about teaching differences I will definitely refer to this book. This book teaches abou tall types of differences and how each one is okay and how we should accept anyone with any type of difference that they may have. I really enjoy this book and will definitely be using it one day.

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