The Feel Good Book, Paperback Book
3 out of 5 (2 ratings)


Saying 'I Love You' in sign language feels good.Having a ladybug land on your hand feels good.Making a new friend feels good.Todd Parr celebrates all the feel-good things that tickle kids and adults alike, from rubbing noses and rubbing a dog's belly, to giving a great big hug, and seeing fireflies outside your window.

With Parr's trademark bold, bright colours and silly scenes, children will be inspired to feel good about things they do every day.

Targeted to young children first beginning to read, this book will inspire kids to celebrate the range emotions that make them feel good. Along with the four other bestselling Todd Parr picture books debuting in paperback this season, The Feel Good Book 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 books
  • ISBN: 9780316043458



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This book explains to kids all kinds of ways to feel good. It has a great message and colorful fun drawings sure to delight any child.This book reminds me of the warm feeling I got when reading "Happiness is a Warm Puppy" by Charles Schultz as a child. One of my special education students loves Todd Parr's colorful illustrations and checks out one of his books each time we visit the school library.Classroom connection: Feelings, Emotions

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"The Feel Good Book" is an affectionate book that shares how doing nice things for someone else feels good. There are, however, many limitations that hinder this book's ability to be an effective book that students will enjoy reading. First, the sentence structure is very repetitive, proceeding in the following manner: "Saying I love you in sign language feels good, making a new friend feels good". It does nothing to challenge and push the readers to learn about/explore a new topic. It will most likely bore the reader instead. Second, this book has no plot. While that is not necessarily a bad thing, it means that the book has no organizational structure or flow. Third, the book talks about politeness and civility from a self-satisfying and self-serving perspective. The book tells the reader that things like sharing feels good, while not showing the reader how it feels to the recipient of said generosity. It does, however, have a pretty powerful message: the simple things in life often bring the most joy.

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