Here are some of the companies that have
teamed up with Todd.
First Book provides access to new books for children in need.
Todd and Thumb Arcade team up to create colorful, fun, educational mobile Apps for your digital devices.
Sesame Workshop® Collaborate on a New Project!
Have a look at Todd's first short film for SesameWorkshop here!
Target/Target House/St. Jude Hospital
Todd teamed up with Target to create this limited edition book and the collateral materials for the grand opening of the second Target House, located in Memphis.
—Designed collateral materials for Target's Ready, Sit, Read program.
—Todd also travels around the country appearing at Target reading events.
Once again, Todd teamed up with PEOPLE magazine to promote childhood reading through their FAMILY STORYTELLER program. Kids and parents joined Todd as he read from his tender tale about unconditional love— The I Love You Book— and they even took home free goodie bags too!
Books for Young Readers
For some photos of these events,
The Hilton Family of Hotels launches nationwide reading tour and new book by author/illustrator Todd Parr 100 days before Olympic Games begin in Beijing.
A sample page:
This special edition book can be purchased through Hilton's web site.
Here's the official press release.
(MS Word document)
The Hilton Family has donated more than 10,000 special Todd Parr books, "be hospitable," to the non-profit organizations, Books for Kids® Foundation and Reach Out and Read®, whose missions are to promote literacy among disadvantaged children.
For the press release, click here.
In this photo provided by The Hilton Family of Hotels, award-winning children's author Todd Parr reads his newest book "be hospitable" to students at the Bank Street Head Start program, Friday, Nov. 10, 2006, in New York. The Hilton Family's first children's book is aimed to encourage young people to be kind, courteous and thoughtful. (PHOTO: The Hilton Family of Hotels, Diane Bondareff)
CADin is an innovative center for children with developmental
Learn more here.
TODD'S TRIP TO PORTUGAL…
This is the special art that Todd created for his trip to Portugal. It features some of Portugal's famous landmarks and their national symbol— the chicken.
"Portugal was amazing!" said Todd. "Everyone was so nice. I did several events for ToddWorld in Lisbon and Porto, appearing at several stores called Fnac. I also did a fun event at Cadin, a great place that helps children and their families from all over the world. We even raised some money for them :)
"Thanks to Elastic Rights and all the great people who made this trip successful."
You can see more cool pictures from Portugal on Todd's personal web site.
As an artist and painter, Panasonic wanted Todd to talk about the great color quality of their new camcorder. He appeared in a National TV commercial and his art was also in a national advertising magazine campaign.
Here's a link
to a QuickTime file
of the TV commercial.
General Mills/Cheerios got together with Todd to
provide this special free version of
THE BEST FRIENDS BOOK.
Apple supplied iMacs to select FAO Schwarz stores playing Todd Parr animation for the launch of the Todd Parr merchandise
Toys R Us
Todd created special merchandise for the launch of Todd Parr Departments in all 110 Toys R Us stores in Japan.