The Kindness Book

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By Todd Parr

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New York Times bestselling author Todd Parr uses his signature blend of playfulness and sensitivity to explore the value and joy in being kind to others.

With his colorful illustrations, playful humor, and inclusive storytelling, beloved author Todd Parr has long been a favorite among young readers and caregivers. His books promote an essential message of love and acceptance that is inspiring, empowering, and accessible.

Kindness is listening. 
Kindness is saying sorry. 
Kindness is helping things grow. 

 
With his trademark bright colors and bold lines, Todd Parr takes on a topic more important than ever: being kind to each other. No matter what, you can always choose to be kind—and what a wonderful thing to be! The Kindness Book is the perfect introduction to a timely and timeless concept, and a great way to instill empathy from a young age. 

  • Praise for Todd Parr:

    "It's rare that a children's author appeals to adults, but when it happens, it's usually magic: Dr. Seuss, Shel Silverstein... Well, I've found another to add to the list: Todd Parr." —Kansas City Star

    "Each book offers his bold, almost Haringesque signature style incorporating primary colors with messages that encourage and empower children to communicate their feelings while embracing their individuality." —Los Angeles Advocate

On Sale
Oct 1, 2019
Page Count
32 pages
ISBN-13
9780316423816

Todd Parr

About the Author

I spent my childhood in a small town in Wyoming. It was a great place to grow up, but I knew the world was out there waiting for me. I first got into children’s publishing in 1998. I was able to take the messages that are part of my art and make them into a satisfying reading experience about acceptance, differences and empowerment for kids to feel better about themselves in a simple, fun way. But I didn’t always have a signature style, and I wasn’t always considered a go-to-voice on emotional wisdom for kids, or addressing relationships that kids want to celebrate or issues that young people have questions about.

In high school, art was a passion of mine, but I failed art class. Because of that failure, I lacked the self-confidence to pursue it further. I worked at many things before finally coming back to my original dream of painting. I continued with my work because I knew being an artist was what I wanted to do with my life.

After trying galleries and not getting anywhere, I was able to show my work at one of Wolfgang Puck’s restaurants, Postrio, in San Francisco, California, (where I have lived for the past 25 years). With a little luck and a lot of persistence, this exhibit led to many other things, including creating merchandise for Macy’s, and eventually on to my own line of clothing for kids. From there, as they say, it’s history. I have a lot of fun creating my books, and I’m proud to know they are helping someone feel better about themselves in a silly, fun way. I’ve put out over 40 books, with more to come, and they’ve been enjoyed by millions of kids and their families. It took a long time, but I’ve come a long way from failing an art class, and I’m glad my fans are here with me for it.

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