It's Okay To Be Different


By Todd Parr

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$22.99 CAD

From New York Times bestselling author Todd Parr comes this beloved modern classic 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 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.
A bilingual English-Spanish edition, It's Okay to Be Different / Está bien ser diferente, is also available for purchase.


  • "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

On Sale
Sep 1, 2001
Page Count
32 pages

Coloring sheets for It's Okay to Be Different