Yes, I am a craft blogger, but I'm also a teacher who is CRAZY about wonderful children's literature. Like so crazy that I sometimes cry when I'm reading really sweet and meaningful children's books to my kindergarten class. Or even just books that are funny or have beautiful illustrations. Feel free to think I'm crazy-I'll admit it freely. :)
When I saw the opportunity to share my love of Todd Parr and his wonderful children's books with YOU, I knew I had to. After all, most of you are probably mothers or hope to be mothers someday, are teachers, or know a child who needs a good book. All caregivers of all types know that good literature is so very important in every child's life and I promise any of Todd Parr's books will make you and the child in your life smile.You may even want to put this book on your own coffee table and keep it for you. Not gonna lie-I thought about it.
I first found out about Todd Parr in 2005 when my friend, Sadie, a fellow girl scout camp counselor, gave me a copy of The Peace Book. I instantly fell in love with the book and Todd's writing style. The way Todd writes and illustrates is simple, but the messages his books send are far from just simple and fun.
Now, Todd Parr is one of my very favorite children's book authors. His books are so bright and happy and the message in each of them is always uplifting, sweet, and funny. Many of his books also encourage children to celebrate differences, encourage acceptance of others, celebrate our love for each other, and encourage us to be better people. My classroom library has a Todd Parr book basket and it quickly becomes a favorite every year in my classroom.
Some of my favorites so far are The Peace Book, The Earth Book, It's Okay to be Different, The Family Book, Reading Makes You Feel Good, Otto has a Birthday Party and This is My Hair. Check them out here! Many of Todd's books have been adapted to digital copies and are available at the iBookstore.
The book I'm reviewing and giving away today is The Underwear Book. It is actually a re-release of the original book that went out of copy a few years ago. It's so light-hearted, hilarious, and ridiculously appealing to kids.
Haha. I love it.
See? Precious. And don't you just love the bright and cheerful illustrations?
And this is another great thing about Todd's books-there is always a sweet note that encourages readers to be themselves and to be happy with who they are.
And guess what?! The book you'll be receiving is a SIGNED copy!!
Oh and just in case you weren't sold, I read it to my kindergarten class yesterday and here's what they have to say about the book and Todd Parr as an author...
Oh kindergarten babies, you are too funny. And they're always honest so, rest assured-this book is legit awesome. :)
Ok! Let's do this giveaway!
This giveaway is super easy:
To enter to win The Underwear Book by Todd Parr:
Comment on this post to let me know what why you want a copy of The Underwear Book.
And that's all you have to do!
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This giveaway will end on Tuesday, September 18 at 12 am. I will announce the giveaway on Wednesday, September 19.
Thanks for reading! Good Luck!