It's Okay to Be Different / Está bien ser diferente


By Todd Parr

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$11.99 CAD


From New York Times bestselling author Todd Parr comes a bilingual edition of his most popular book about being yourself and embracing what makes you stand out.
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.
It’s okay to need some help.
It’s okay to dance by yourself.
It’s okay to be different.
It's Okay to Be Different / Está bien ser diferente celebrates all the ways we are unique and inspires kids to embrace everyone’s individuality. Whether you have an invisible friend; feel mad, embarrassed, or proud; need a helping hand; or like to eat mac and cheese in the bathtub, this book offers the perfect affirming message for anyone who has ever felt like the odd one out.
An English edition, It’s Okay to Be Different, is also available for purchase. 

El autor de éxitos de ventas del New York Times Todd Parr presenta un libro reconfortante sobre ser uno mismo y sobre aceptar con alegría lo que nos hace diferentes.
Con sus ilustraciones llenas de color, su humor único y sus narraciones inclusivas, el querido autor Todd Parr ha sido un favorito de los jóvenes lectores y los cuidadores por un largo tiempo. Sus libros promueven un mensaje esencial de amor y aceptación que es inspirador, empoderador y de fácil comprensión.
Está bien necesitar un poco de ayuda.
Está bien bailar a solas.
Está bien ser diferente.
It's Okay to Be Different / Está bien ser diferente celebra todas las formas en las que somos únicos e inspira a los niños y las niñas a aceptar la individualidad en todas sus expresiones. Ya sea que tengas un amigo o amiga invisible, sientas enojo, vergüenza u orgullo, necesites la ayuda de alguien o te guste comer macarrones con queso en la bañera, este libro ofrece un mensaje perfecto de autoafirmación para cualquiera que haya sentido que no encaja.

Edición en ingles, It’s Okay to Be Different, también disponible.

  • Praise for It's Okay to Be Different:

  • "Reading this book aloud to little ones and discussing the pictures and concepts is a great way to start kids on a lifetime of openly discussing feelings and problems. This book has wonderful, feel-good, positive messages of acceptance and confidence that promote understanding and are fun to read for kids and the adults who love them."
  • "The book unites the concept of tolerance of differences with simple images for easy understanding and comprehension. It's Okay to be Different encourages readers to accept themselves and others."

    Children's Literature
  • "[Parr] wisely doesn't zero in on specifics, which would force him to establish what's 'normal.' Instead, he focuses on acceptance and individuality and encourages readers to do the same."

    Publisher's Weekly
  • Praise for Todd Parr:

    "Parr preaches the message of self-acceptance and tolerance of others." —School Library Journal

    "Parr focuses on acceptance and individuality and encourages readers to do the same." —Publishers Weekly

    "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

On Sale
Jun 18, 2024
Page Count
32 pages

Coloring sheets for It's Okay to Be Different