by Todd Parr (2016) (Ages 3-6)
New York Times bestselling author Todd Parr has written another must-have book with an important message aimed at young audiences. This time the message, “Just be who you are,” teaches children the importance of embracing their unique qualities and celebrating who they are and where they come from. The simplicity of the message and the vibrant illustrations make the book very accessible to young children. This is a fantastic book to begin the conversation at home or school about inclusion and acceptance of others.
Embracing individuality, diversity and acceptance is a crucial lesson to teach children from a young age. The realization that they don’t have to be the same as everyone else will stay with them throughout their lives. Through humour, bold illustrations and a personal message to his readers at the beginning of the book, Parr teaches every child to celebrate their own uniqueness.