To Thine Own Self Be True! Be Who You Are by Todd Parr
BE OLD! BE YOUNG!
BE A DIFFERENT COLOR!
Just be yourself! If being a different color suits you, as Todd Parr puts it, you can be seen as pink, purple, or green!
Of course, kids hearing this story are not going to get the opportunity to be purple, but Parr's latest, Be Who You Are (Little, Brown, 2016), does make a plea for trying out being whatever you can be.
TRY NEW THINGS!
And Parr's bright illustrations offer a choice of colorful food trucks to try--Tacos, pizzas, noodles!
A mouse tries out standing up to a cat, with a firm NO!
Parr's illustrations are super-saturated, super silly, and doubtlessly inviting for youngsters who will appreciate a little hyperbole along with their advice for conduct of life, and as a companion to his top-selling companion title, It's Okay To Be Different, Parr's brand-new book, Be Who You Are (Little, Brown and Company, 2016) is perfect for pairing as a read-aloud for preschoolers or an easy read-alone for beginning readers.