Todd Parr

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The Peace Book

The Peace Book Has Been Selected as the Pre-K Companion Book for Silicon Valley Reads 2015!

Presented during February and March by the San Jose Public Library Foundation, the Santa Clara County Library District and the Santa Clara County Office of Education, Silicon Valley Reads is comprised of more than 100 free events featuring authors, panels, films, art exhibits and discussions for people of all ages.

Todd will be appearing at 10 events on February 21–22 and March 21–22. See the EVENTS page for details!

For more information about Silicon Valley Reads, click HERE.


Who Are the 20 Most Interesting People From Wyoming to Follow On Facebook?

Well, Todd is one of them, according to, Gillette Wyoming's local travel and adventure guide! Check it out...

Silver Award in this year’s National Parenting Publication Awards!

It's Okay to Make Mistakes book cover

2014 NAPPA Silver Award

About NAPPA:

The National Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA) is one of the longest running and most respected awards programs in the country. With over 20 years of experience in the industry, we have been continuously celebrated as the "go-to" source for parents and professionals seeking the best products for their children and families.

Happy Banned Books Week


Celebrating the freedom to read.
September 21st – 27th, 2014.
Love, Todd

It's Back To School Time,
So Don't Forget...

Back to School Checklist
Click to download

Scholastic Sweepstakes! Win A Classroom Visit From Todd!

Scholastic Sweepstakes Entry Form

Todd and Scholastic have teamed up to create the "It's Okay To Make Mistakes" Sweepstakes for PreK–K classrooms! Use this form to enter by October 16, 2014.

One (1) Grand Prize Winner receives a classroom visit from Todd—and original Todd Parr artwork for the classroom!

Ten (10) Runners-Up receive a signed copy of It's Okay to Make Mistakes plus a copy of the book for each student to take home!

Check out the Contests page at Scholastic Reading Club Online for Official Rules and more details.

Available NOW!
It’s Okay to Make Mistakes

The It's Okay To Make Mistakes Book

It’s Okay to Make Mistakes, a large jacketed picture book, is now available.

three pages from It's Okay to Make Mistakes

"It’s okay to make mistakes sometimes. Everyone does— even grown-ups! That’s how we learn.
Love, Todd".

"Parr encourages readers to see mistakes as opportunities with characteristic élan. In his ineffable fashion, Parr delivers a reassuring mashup that’s part Keith Haring and part Sesame Street."
        —Kirkus Reviews, May 28, 2014

"Readers are reassured that these common experiences (spilling milk, not knowing an answer, being shy) can happen to anyone, and they will receive positive messages about confidence and empathy."
        —Booklist, June 2014 (see print edition for full review)

Todd Shows How "It's Okay to Make Mistakes."

Is it Okay to Color Outside the Lines?

COloring page from It's Okay to Make Mistakes

Download these coloring pages from It's Okay to Make Mistakes and create your own masterpiece!

Check Out What Todd Did on His Recent Trip to Brazil!

We created a new "Worldwide Todd" page to share everything that's happening in other countries with Todd and his books.

Todd Honored at Reach Out And Read Benefit in NYC!

On April 28, Todd was honored with the Mills-Tannenbaum Award for Children’s Literacy at the Reach Out And Read 2014 Annual Benefit & Auction in New York City. The award recognizes children’s book authors dedicated to promoting a lifelong love of reading in young children.

Reach Out and Read prepares America’s youngest children to succeed in school by partnering with doctors to prescribe books and encourage families to read together.

You can read more about it here.

Reach Out And Read of Greater New York is a Great Organization. Here’s Why:

I'm proud to support the work of Reach Out and Read of Greater New York, a nonprofit organization that partners with doctors to provide books to children in need and encourage families to read together every day. Love, Todd.

Watch the First Ever Zoobean Hangout: Being Thankful With Todd Parr

Zoobean co-founder and chief mom Jordan Lloyd Bookey talks to Todd about childhood, teachers, reading and being thankful. You can find the video here.

A Not-So-Run-of-the-Mill Interview of Todd by Jeff Pearlman

Sports writer and best-selling author Jeff Pearlman posted this quirky and insightful interview of Todd on his personal blog site.

Todd’s Books Are
Now Available at
First Book Marketplace!

First Book

The First Book Marketplace is an online resource available exclusively to Title I schools and community-based programs serving children in need.

Be sure to check out this First Book Blog interview of Todd!

Autumn Lane Elementary School Welcomes Todd!

Display of children's art welcoming Todd to their school.

The students and staff of Autumn Lane Elementary School in Greece, NY (near Rochester) went all-out welcoming Todd to their school for a visit.

Display of Todd's books at Autumn Lane Elementary School

Here are some links to local news stories with photos from the event:

Democrat & Chronicle newspaper

WHEC Channel 10 in Rochester

The Greece Post

Artwork made by school children in Todd's style.

Come See Todd at
Silicon Valley Reads 2014!

Todd will be making appearances in February and March at several libraries in Silicon Valley as part of this year’s Silicon Valley Reads, benefitting First 5 of California. See the EVENTS page for the schedule.

Silicon Valley Reads

First 5 California

Available Now!
OTTO Goes To School— Passport to Reading Edition.

Otto Goes to School cover

Todd’s popular OTTO book has been reformatted to the 6 x 9" paperback format for early readers.

OTTO Goes to the Beach cover

The Passport To Reading edition of OTTO Goes to the Beach will be arriving soon.

Todd Featured in a Huff Post Live Segment About Childrens Books for Diverse Families.

Here's a link to the arhived segment "A Book That Looks Like My Family" on Huffington Post Live (click here).

Watch for Something New & Special for the Little Ones this Holiday Season from Todd!

Animals in Underwear ABC

Animals in Underwear ABC cover

Doggie Kisses 123

Doggie Kisses 123 cover

Both books are 7 x 7" with padded covers and glossy pages. Look for them in November, 2013.

Enjoy this video of Todd introducing his latest books.

Available Now—
a New Version of
The I LOVE YOU Book!

The I Love You Book cover

A new board book version of Todd's very popular The I LOVE YOU Book is now available at your favorite bookseller.

FREE Lunch! Meet Todd!

Free Lunch! Books are so delicious!

Todd made 10 appearances at Oakland Public Libraries last summer to celebrate "Reading Is So Delicious." It was a great summer program that offered free lunches and encouragement to children to read.


Power to the Paws poster
Click on poster to buy tickets.

Berkeley Animal Care Services on Facebook

Congratulations, Todd!
The THANKFUL Book Has Made The New York Times Best Seller List!

The New York Times logo

The Thankful Book
The Thankful Book
9x9" hardcover, October 2012


From Kirkus Reviews:

"The book’s cheery, upbeat message is clearly meant to inspire optimistic gratitude; Parr exhorts children to 'remember some [things to be thankful for] every day.'

Uncomplicated and worthwhile for any age."


From School Library Journal:

"The theme is ripe for discussion and lends itself to extension activities in which readers create their own 'I’m thankful for' pictures."

Todd Shares His Experience Talking to Children About Loss, Grief and Recovery.

Image of man recovering a broken heart

Interviewed for this article on, Todd shares how he answers difficult questions from children about loss, grief and recovery.

New! Coloring Pages from

Download and print these fun coloring pages from Todd's latest book— The THANKFUL Book.
Click here.

Re-Released In Paperback—
The Underwear Book!

The Underwear Book
The Underwear Book
Paperback reprint edition, August 2012

No Kid Hungry

Hey everyone,

NO KID HUNGRY® is a great organization that helps make sure that kids don't go hungry.

All year long, but especially for Thanksgiving, I want to help make sure everyone has plenty to eat. There are lots of things you can do to help and it's more fun
when your friends, family and teachers are involved.

I'd love to hear about what you're doing to help people. You can keep me updated on my Facebook page and be sure to share your pictures as well.

Please go to to learn more. If you're able to help, I will send you a set of signed, limited edition Thankful Book placemats to make your Thanksgiving table even brighter. Head on over to my Facebook page to post what you are doing to help.


Todd Helps Kick Off Read-A-Thon at Edison Elementary

What better way to raise funds for your school than with an event that encourages kids to read? Todd was proud to be part of the kick-off party for Edison Elementary's first annual Read-A-Thon, and after reading, drawing and playing charades, he helped serve Annie's Homegrown® Macaroni & Cheese to the 500 students.

Click here for the full story in the Alameda Patch.

Here's a short video that was made during the event.

Todd Shows Us His Studio and His Latest Book!

The Thankful Book will be available as soon as September 29 at your favorite bookseller.

Follow Todd on twitterFollow Todd on Twitter
and watch for announcements of "tweetup" book signings at public parks in the Berkeley area. Todd will be giving away these special placemats too!

Placemat from The Thankful Book

Todd Talks About
Books For Asia

Books for Asia, a program of The Asia Foundation, distributes approximately 1 million books to thousands of ill-equipped schools, libraries, and other educational institutions in Asia each year.

A Tribute to Maurice Sendak

Sad Max

With the news of legendary children's book author Maurice Sendak's passing, Todd created this image as a tribute to his influencial work. You can read more here and here. Features Todd in Story About Children's Books

CNN Living: Modern children's books help families explore diversity
Read the story here.

Todd Interviewed by Huffington Post for World Read Aloud Day

Pam Allyn, Huffington Post contributor, introduces Todd as a "great children's author and illustrator, great interpreter of the unique, quirky, heartbreaking, heart filling world of children."
Read the story here.

Todd honored with award by Family Equality Council

Todd at Family Equality Council awards in Los Angeles

Todd with presenter Eric Stonestreet

UNIVERSAL CITY, CA — Todd Parr (L) and Eric Stonestreet attend the Family Equality LA Awards Dinner at The Globe Theatre at Universal Studios on February 11, 2012 in Universal City, California. (Photos by Noel Vasquez/Getty Images for Family Equality Council)  © 2012 Getty Images.

Todd's next short film for Sesame Street, “5 Dogs 5 Bones,” aired on Monday, 2/6.

5 Dog Bones

If you missed it, don't worry. You can watch it on ToddTV

Introducing Todd Parr for Frecklebox!

Frecklebox is your home for personalized books and gifts for children. is a unique site where you can purchase truly special, one-of-a-kind personalized gifts. Their growing selection of personalized gifts includes personalized books, coloring books, puzzles, posters, party favors, stickers, journal books, placemats, growth charts and more.


Check out all the cool, personalized Todd Parr gifts here!

Sesame Street Logo

Todd's latest short film
"10 Doggie Kisses" premiered on Sesame Street on Thursday, December 15th.

You can watch it on the ToddTV page HERE.

Todd Featured on
Maria Schriver's Blog

Todd and his books are the subject of the post, titled "Empowering Kids One Book at a Time."

Available Now!

The I'm Not Scared Book

Available NOW at your favorite bookseller!
9x9" hardcover, August 2011

Here's a short film that Todd did with Sesame Street Workshop based on The I'M NOT SCARED BOOK.


Todd at SFMOMA
(San Francisco Museum of Modern Art)
During Google Family Day!


On Sunday, July 17th, Todd appeared at Google Family Day at SFMOMA and signed his books for fans. Here's a couple of photos. See the EVENTS page for a video!

Todd at San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Todd at San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

The Peace Book Featured in a "Let's Read. Let's Move: Summer Reading Event" by U.S. Department of Education

Panel reading The Peace Book to school children

At the July 20, 2011 event, U.S. Department of Education Deputy Chief of Staff Eric Waldo joined author and President Obama's sister Maya Soetoro-Ng, along with Corporation for National and Community Service Acting CEO Robert Velasco II, celebrity chef Spike Mendelsohn, and veteran pro-football player Chris Draft to read The Peace Book by Todd Parr to kids from local schools and summer programs.

The "United We Serve: Let’s Read. Let’s Move." initiative was implemented by the Corporation for National and Community Service. By encouraging Americans to serve, the Corporation is addressing summer reading loss and childhood obesity by engaging youth in summer reading and physical activity, as well as providing information about healthy, affordable food. You can find out more and even volunteer to help here.

Todd Featured in a
New York Times Article!

Check out THIS STORY about the PJ Library and a special book Todd did that illustrates the pleasures of attending Jewish summer camp.

Todd's Books Now Available in Italy!

Piemme has signed up to publish:

The EARTH Book
The PEACE Book

Todd's Books To Be Available in China!

21st Century Publishing has signed up to publish:

The EARTH Book
The MOMMY Book
The DADDY Book
The PEACE Book
The OKAY Book

Helping dogs, with style!

t-shirt with Todd's artwork

Look for Todd's artwork on t-shirts, sweatshirts, posters, mugs and aprons benefiting Rocket Dog Rescue at!

The EARTH Book has received the 2011 Green Earth Book Award!

The Earth Book

A New Game!
Introducing Thumb Arcade's

My Underwear App on the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch

Featuring music by the popular children's group Hot Peas-N- Butter, the MY UNDERWEAR game includes a monster that gobbles up falling underwear, mix and match challenges, paint and draw with stamps and a drag and drop activity that lets you dress all sorts of animals in silly underwear!

Recommended for three- to ten-year-olds, MY UNDERWEAR is available now on the App Store for only $2.99! It works with iPad, iPhone and iPod touch models.

Available on the App Store

Check out what's being said about MY UNDERWEAR on these parenting blogs:

New and Improved! Todd's Books Come to Life on the iPad! Available now on the iBookstore.

Two pages from The PEACE Book

The new Picture Book format of the iBooks App looks terrific! (The iBookstore is accessed through the iBooks app.)

The EARTH Book on Nook Color

Todd's books also look great on the new Nook Color...

The I'm Not Scared Book on Kindle Fire
and the Kindle Fire!

Todd also recorded some of his most popular books for release in Audio Book, eBook and the Iceberg Reader by Scrollmotion app for iPhone/iPod touch!

Available on the App Store

Todd in NYC!

Todd and friends from Stouffer's
Photo: Clark Jones

Todd had a great time in New York City attending the BlogHer conference on behalf of Stouffer's® and Let's Fix Dinner.™ He also did a 28-city TV and radio satellite tour—all to promote his new book titled LET'S FIX DINNER. You can get a copy at All net proceeds of the LET'S FIX DINNER book will be donated to Habitat for Humanity®.*

*For every book purchased, STOUFFER’S® will donate the net proceeds, $4.00/book, to Habitat for Humanity®, with a guaranteed minimum donation of $125,000, up to a maximum donation of $200,000. The Let’s Fix Dinner™ Book Donation Program ends 12/31/11, or sooner as determined by Sponsor. Donation offers no tax benefit to the purchaser. "Habitat for Humanity" is a registered service mark owned by Habitat for Humanity International.

Todd signing books
Photo: Clark Jones

The EARTH Book has received a Parents' Choice Award!

The Earth Book

Todd and Bully are featured on the Happy Birthday Author blog! Have a look...

Stouffer's logo

Todd teams up with STOUFFER'S® to celebrate
all the wonderful things
that happen around the
dinner table!

Let's Fix Dinner book cover

The people at STOUFFER'S always knew that dinnertime would make a great story, and now Todd has proven them right!

The LET'S FIX DINNER™ book will make you giggle, grin and think about all the ways dinner can bring families closer together.

And since regular dinners and reliable housing are two of the best ways to help families— especially children— succeed, all net proceeds of the LET'S FIX DINNER book will be donated to Habitat for Humanity®.*

Habitat for Humanity logo

*For every book purchased, STOUFFER’S® will donate the net proceeds, $4.00/book, to Habitat for Humanity®, with a guaranteed minimum donation of $125,000, up to a maximum donation of $200,000. The Let’s Fix Dinner™ Book Donation Program ends 12/31/11, or sooner as determined by Sponsor. Donation offers no tax benefit to the purchaser. "Habitat for Humanity" is a registered service mark owned by Habitat for Humanity International.

Let’s Fix Dinner Illustrated and Written by Todd Parr. ©2010 by Todd Parr. All rights reserved. Todd Parr is a registered trademark of Todd Parr. Produced by SupperTime Entertainment.

Shype logo

Teachers, you can now have Todd visit your school via Skype! E-mail Todd for details and to arrange a visit. Each 25–30 minute session is $125 USD.

(If your school or venue doesn't have a budget for a Skype event, it's still possible to do. Just let us know when you'd like to schedule it.)

New York Times logo

The Earth Book made the
New York Times Best-Seller List!

The Earth Book cover

The EARTH Book
Debuting at #4 for the week of May 9th, 2010.

Todd on the Target stage at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books

Thanks to everyone who came out to the
Los Angeles Times/UCLA Festival of Books on Saturday, April 24th, 2010

The EARTH Book

Available now at your favorite bookseller!

Also available as an interactive iPhone App with customizable audio

German Broadcaster KI.KA
to Air ToddWorld in 2010

ToddWorld. Very silly. Very smart.

Hey ToddWorld fan in Germany—watch for the second series of ToddWorld episodes on KI.KA beginning in 2010!

Todd's "The I LOVE YOU Book" Has Received a 2009 NAPPA Honor
(National Parenting Publications Award)

Visit to learn more about it!

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan reading Todd's READING MAKES YOU FEEL GOOD to elementary school chidren

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan reads Todd's READING MAKES YOU FEEL GOOD with Everybody Wins DC literacy program students at Amidon-Bowen Elementary School in Washington D.C. Click here for more.

Bestselling author James Patterson has selected Todd to participate in his new children's reading site!

Mr. Patterson is working closely with First Book (a great organization who works to get kids their first book) and acclaimed children’s literature expert Judy Freeman to start – a web site tailor-made to help parents, teachers, and librarians ignite the next generation’s excitement about reading.

He believes firmly that the best way to get people excited about reading is to give them books they’re going to love. The goal of is to recommend books that will spark an early passion for books and reading.

Listen to James Patterson's interview of Todd here!

Enter for a chance to win two of Todd's books here!

Here's a review of The FEEL GOOD Book


Todd’s Original Art
Featured at the
Schilling Studio Gallery
in Telluride, CO

Telluride gallery postcard

SCHILLING Studio Gallery
151 South Pine Street, Telluride, CO 81435
tel: 970-728-1345

Have a look at some of the paintings that were in Telluride on the Studio page.

What does peace
mean to you?

The Peace Book cover

That's the question that 300 Michigan middle school students are asking themselves as part of a yearlong service-learning project— The Peace Project— a partnership between the Pioneer School District and the Plymouth Arts Council.

Students in New York City with Peace Project banner
Pioneer Middle School students at the CBS Plaza on April 3, 2009 in New York City.

Students from Pioneer Middle School in Plymouth, Michigan in collaboration with Todd Parr, author of THE PEACE BOOK, traveled to New York City on April 3, 2009 to promote peace. As a “random act of peace,” students read and passed out copies of THE PEACE BOOK to people on the streets of Manhattan (Fifth Avenue, Central Park and Grand Central Terminal).

Todd speaking at a Peace Project gathering in New York City
Todd speaking at the Peace Project event on April 3, 2009 in New York City.

In addition to THE PEACE BOOK, people also received a peace "gift bag" that contained promotional material from the following individuals and organizations: Yoko Ono, Little Brown Books for Young Readers, Junior Tours, Share our Strength, Shelterbox, UNICEF, One, American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, American Association of Teachers of French, Pennies for Peace, Share our Strength, American Library Association, Oxfam, Project Vote Smart, Putumayo World Music, Soles 4 Souls, Peace One Day and Amnesty International.

This year’s project began with a celebration of International Peace Day.  Pioneer invited Todd to come and share The Peace Book with their community on September 23, 2008.  During his visit, Todd spoke at Pioneer Middle School, Farrand Elementary School, and at an evening presentation and book signing at the Barnes and Noble Bookstore in Northville, MI.

Todd with second grade students in Michigan
Todd with some Pioneer School District second-graders on September 23, 2008.

During that same week, eighth graders traveled to every elementary school in their district and read The Peace Book to the second graders.  The students continue their collaboration by creating their own Peace Book.  Second graders are empowered to use their imaginations to define the concept of peace.  The project helps students focus on the elements of community, exploring cultural and historic notions of identity, strengthening writing skills and expressing thoughts and feelings through the visual arts.

Todd with Pioneer Middle School assistant principal and teachers
Todd with Pioneer Middle School Assistant Principal Ben and teachers Claire and Carmon on September 23, 2008.

For an interesting article in the Ann Arbor News, click here. Here is a PDF with more information.

Todd & Target Team Up for Reading

This special ad, designed by Todd for Target in support of reading, appeared in popular magazines!

Image of Target reading ad

Art in the Kitchen

Oprah's chef, Art Smith, turned a tiny, outdated kitchen into a sleek, spacious sensation— and Todd was proud to have his artwork be a part of this. This is in the Spring 2006 addition of "O At Home" Magazine.

Photo of Art Smith's kitchen with large Todd Parr paintings on the wall

"O AT HOME" magazine layout with Art Smith kitchen story

UNICEF has chosen THE PEACE BOOK to be their 2007 book purchase of the year! 


The book will be sold on UNICEF’s website and in their 2007 catalog

For the second year in a row, ToddWorld has received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Animated Children's Program

Thursday, February 8, 2007—
This year's Daytime Emmy® nominations were announced in New York City, and for the third year in a row, TODDWORLD has been nominated for OUTSTANDING CHILDREN'S ANIMATED PROGRAM! But wait... there's more! This year we received a second nomination for ORIGINAL SONG— Take a Look Inside— written by Bill Schultz, Al Jarreau and Mike Himelstein!


ToddWorld added to its long list of awards recently with two more awards:

"Best of Show"—
Intl. Wildlife Film Festival

"Parents' Choice Recommended Seal" —
Parents' Choice Award

Todd teamed up with PEOPLE Magazine and BORDERS for FAMILY STORYTELLER...

Todd says: "Thanks for coming out— the tour was a big hit! And special thanks to everyone at People Magazine and Borders. I had a great time!"

Here's an ad from PEOPLE Magazine's September 6th and October 4th, 2005 issues…

Todd did this Cool crossword puzzle for Target to promote reading. It ran in major newspapers across the country in May, 2005.

Todd teams up with TARGET, TARGET HOUSE and ST. JUDE CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL to create special art and an exclusive book entitled "THE ELEPHANT BOOK" to benefit these special causes.


Todd and his characters were featured in a TV commercial and print ad for Panasonic! The ads, which promote a camcorder that captures vivid colors more accurately (like the colors in Todd's art), appeared on broadcast and cable networks and in popular magazines nationwide.

Here's the print ad…

Here's a link to a QuickTime file of the TV commercial.

Here's a link to Panasonic's web site that features Todd and his artwork.

Click here to read more about it…


Special Cheerios

In April, 2004, shoppers found something extra-special in the grocery department, thanks to Cheerios®; best-selling children’s book author, Todd Parr; and Target stores. As part of its “Spoonfuls of Stories™” reading program, Cheerios provided a free copy of Parr’s THE BEST FRIENDS BOOK wrapped with a special Cheerios double pack. Shoppers also received a coupon for two dollars off any children’s book sold at Target, along with a free colorful bookmark and an original crossword puzzle game, created by the artist-author. The special offer was available for a limited time.

The Cheerios “Spoonfuls of Stories” program was created to support children and reading. The cereal brand donated $500,000 to support First Book, a national nonprofit organization that helps get books to children who need them, bringing its total First Book contribution to $1 million over the past two years.

Click here to learn more…


  • ENFANT magazine did a monthly Todd Parr feature!
  • Glico Dairy chose Todd's artwork to appear on all it's milk products throughout Japan!

See the JAPAN page for more details...



Todd's book, IT’S OKAY TO BE DIFFERENT, featured in an HBO Family Special that aired
February 24, 2004, on HBO
February 29, 2004 on HBO Family
with repeat airings on HBO Family throughout March, 2004

Target Gift Card with Todd Parr art

Todd Parr Target Gift Card—
Available July, 2003 at Target!

The Bullseye Design is a registered trademark of Target Brands, Inc.


Here's some photos of Todd and kids
at recent appearances

At Toy Jungle in Manhatten Beach, CA

At Every Picture Tells A Story in Santa Monica, CA

Todd made appearances in Massachusetts, Illinois, Ohio, Kentucky, and Minnesota. Thanks for coming out…

Here's some photos from Willow Grove school in Buffalo Grove, IL. Todd said "I was there on October 10... I painted in their learning center, entertained 13 classes throughout the day and had a cool time!"

Photo of Todd reading to children at Willow Grove school

Art that Todd drew on the school's wall

Children showing their own drawings

A wall covered in children's drawings based on THE OKAY BOOK

And here's some photos from the Boston Globe Children's Book Festival in September...

Crowd in front of the Target stage at the Boston Book Festival
Target Presents
The Boston Globe Children's Book Festival

Todd reads on the Target Stage with a giant OTTO character
Todd & Otto on the Target Stage

Here's a photo of Todd as he presented his books on the TARGET stage at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books,
April 28, 2002, at UCLA

Todd has been chosen as Author of the Month by's reviewers. CLICK HERE to read more. (Look for Todd's name in the list on the left side of the page that pops open when you click this link.)

IT'S OKAY TO BE DIFFERENT chosen to be part of Barnes and Noble's "Close the Book on Hate" campaign!
See their web site for details

ALSO: "IT'S OKAY TO BE DIFFERENT" Wins the 2001 National Parenting Publications Award (NAPPA) and Winner of the Los Angeles 100 Best Books of 2001—affiliated with International Reading Association.

Original 4ft x 4ft acrillic on canvas painting from the FEEL GOOD BOOK on display at MOCHA
(Museum of Children’s Art)
538 Ninth St., Oakland, CA
Sept. 17th – Dec. 31, 2002

Todd Parr Posters
Available at New York Graphic Society/ARTBEATS
(203) 847-2000

Feels Good poster     Growth Chart

Going Places poster

IT'S OKAY Poster

Click Here to see the Todd Parr Boutiques in FAO Schwarz in both New York and San Francisco!

...And here's an Apple.Com news story about Todd's FAO Schwarz boutiques.

Todd visited Texas where he did several book signings and appearances! Here's a link to BOOKPEOPLE's story about Todd's visit.

Here's what Todd said:

Coolest Bookstore in Austin with the coolest people. Thanks everyone at the BookPeople for making me feel so good and the book signings such a success!


Todd Parr's book "Things That Make You Feel Good/Things That Make You Feel Bad" has been chosen as Rosie O'Donnell's children's book pick of the week for October 2-6, 2000.

Here's a page that tells all about Todd's adventures in Japan...

Child names Todd Parr books a "Best Pick of the Year"

All four of Todd's first books listed as a best for kids, ages 4 to 6.


Check out the feature on Todd in the November issue of MOE! Click here


In August, 2000, Todd visited Japan where he attended events and book signings for the launch of the Todd Parr shops in all 97 TOYS R US stores! Click here for the details

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