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It's Okay To Be Different | Todd Parr
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It's okay to need some help. It's okay to be a different color. It's okay to talk about your feelings. It's Okay to Be Different cleverly delivers the important messages of acceptance, understanding, and confidence in an accessible, child-friendly format featuring Todd Parr's trademark bold, bright colors and silly scenes. Targeted to young children first beginning to read, this book will inspire kids to celebrate their individuality through acceptance of others and self-confidence. It's Okay to be Different is designed to encourage early literacy, enhance emotional development, celebrate multiculturalism, and promote character growth.
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Having a lot of feelings about Pride week, how I‘m participating, how I‘m not, what I‘m preparing for that‘s keeping me home from the festivities. Mostly thinking about how many of my LGBTQ+ family lost in the Pulse shooting were Puerto Rican. This overlap in the communities I am passionate about feels particularly strong right now, as I prepare to leave one home during its Pride celebration in order to return to another. #lgbtq🌈 #pride

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I‘ve read this book a million times, and I think it holds not only goodness for children, but the best parenting advice I‘ve found. Pretty much sums up the foundation of my parenting. Even with my new “rule” of, you ought to only eat in the kitchen.

(My kid just made the choice to take a bag of Doritos from her room, to instead eat in the living room. I‘m calling it a win).


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Todd Parr books are some of my story time favorites because they are bright and written in a totally kid-friendly way, while also covering important concepts. This one explains that differences are okay - big and small, silly and serious. Although my 6-year old now thinks he should eat macaroni and cheese in the bathtub. 😂

JaclynW Sounds like a great pairing. 😆 5mo
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LazyDays Yes!💜👏👏 8mo
guitplyer Beutiful to me. Especially since im one with a disability 8mo
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Last day of #boardbookbonanza
I totally agree with some of the other responses including The Lorax, Sneetches, and Horton Hears a Who. All amazing books. So, I had to dig deep for something different. And I chose the Todd Parr books, especially It‘s ok to be Different. Parr‘s childlike illustrations and silly text tackles serious and important issues of tolerance and understanding in a way that a child can understand.

Pamwurtzler Good ones! 12mo
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Kindergarten book of the day! Love Todd Parr and my new littles need some friendship salad and some classroom community building! #teachersoflitsy

QuoteQueen I love his books 💚 2y
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#unpopularopinionbooktag Thanks for the tag @EllieDottie

1. Gone Girl
2. She's Come Undone
3. Bella should have picked Jacob. Edward is a controlling asshat.
4. YA
5. See #3
6. Any YA author
7. Young kids saving the entire freaking world
8. Fifty Shades of Grey
9. The Hobbit and LOTR


EllieDottie Haha 😂 😂 I love #7!!! 2y
heikemarie Jacob was a controlling asshat with a whining problem. Bella should have grown a spine and dealt with neither! 2y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @EllieDottie Glad I could entertain you! 😁😁 2y
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BarbaraTheBibliophage @inwhichHeikereadsharder Couldn't agree more about her blowing that joint. Why do YA books have so many controlling men? (edited) 2y
Joyfulmimi I am with you on most of these. 😍 2y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Joyfulmimi Then I like your taste in books! 2y
Lexeegee I didn't like Gone Girl either. 2y
LauraJ Yes, hated She's Come Undone. I wanted to smack that chick. A lot of us have it rough. Get over it already. 2y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Lexeegee Every character was incredibly annoying. Not in an endearing way either. Ugh. 2y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @LauraJ I'm okay having the #unpopularopinions. 😜 2y
Lexeegee @BarbaraTheBibliophage I was happy with it until she came back. Then it became so far fetched it was ridiculous. 2y
BarbaraTheBibliophage I thought it was a dumb ending also. 2y
britt_brooke Not a Gone Girl fan either. It was entertaining enough, but that ending was so dumb. 2y
TheBookbabeblog84 Oh I may have to do this one...do you mind? 2y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @TheBookbabeblog84 Go ahead - tag me so I see your answers, ok?? 👏🏻👏🏻 2y
emilyhaldi ❤️ everything about this, especially #7 😂 2y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @emilyhaldi 👏🏻👏🏻 You get me! 🤣 2y
Lmstraubie I loved this one too! 2y
Joyfulmimi The feeling is mutual @BarbaraTheBibliophage 2y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Lmstraubie Yay! Lately I've some folks being really down on it. 😰😰 2y
Cinfhen Such solid answers 👍🏻💕😊 2y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen Thanks. Every opinion counts! 2y
kspenmoll Love your responses but I do read YA as I work in a high school. I find some is good, some bad, some just whiney. 2y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @kspenmoll It makes sense that you'd read it. I can't abide the whiney characters, but that's what teenagers are like so I guess it's logical. 😎 2y
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This looks fun! Thanks for the tag @Jess7

1) The Kitchen House
2) According to goodreads ratings Dream When Your Feeling Blue
3) I'm going to go with a movie Sweet Home Alabama
4) Short stories! I wish I read more of them!
5) Sirius Black (I don't hate him.... I just don't love him....)
6) John Green
7) hmm I'm not really sure
8) Outlander
9) Girl On a Train 🚂 (I know this is a really strange opinion 😳)

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I have The Kitchen House, but haven't gotten to it yet... 🤔 2y
Sydsavvy Lol, oh dear. This is like a chance to book rant!!!!! Boy do I have a few. Dare I ??? 😂😂😂 2y
Sydsavvy Oh short stories, so true I just CANNOT. 2y
EllieDottie @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I didn't like it but a ton of people do!! 2y
EllieDottie @Sydsavvy for short stories I feel like I never get to know the characters!! 2y
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1️⃣ Lincoln in the Bardo
2️⃣ Twilight
3️⃣ ??‍♀️
4️⃣ high fantasy, horror, romance
5️⃣ Gatsby
6️⃣ Stephen King, because I'm a ??
7️⃣ books with "girl" in the title (similar to what @swishandflick said ?)
8️⃣ Harry Potter, but one day I'll read it with my boys
9️⃣ GoT, but I'm going by hubby's opinion as I didn't read the books

I do love a good unpopular opinion! ?#unpopularopinionsbooktag Thanks for the tag @Jess7 .

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I didn't read GOT either!! Love it though! 2y
britt_brooke @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks It's so good! I'm still surprised I like a show with dragons in it. So not usually my cup of tea. 2y
queerbookreader I am also a chicken shit re King I feel you so much. Dad keeps telling me "you HAVE to read all these terrifying books wow they are so good" I'm like well dad I don't want to get murdered in the middle of the night so no thank you 2y
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britt_brooke @lemonlime799 That's my issue, too. I wouldn't be able to stop thinking about the horrifying stuff and have nightmares. I can't watch scary movies either. King's book On Writing is so good. I wish I could read the scary stuff. 2y
Ruri_kaichou Twilight ❤️ 2y
Hollie I really wanted to like Lincoln in the Bardo, but I bailed early on. 2y
britt_brooke @Hollie I finished it but it was way too gimmicky for me. The story got lost in the style, I thought. 2y
BornReadChicago Agreed on all counts, except for Stephen King - but I haven't read his stuff in ages anyway! 2y
britt_brooke @BornReadChicago 🙌🏻🙌🏻 2y
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1. A Gentleman in Moscow (I literally can't even)
2. Twilight ?
3. Sookie Stackhouse (books OR show, haha)
4. Nonfiction/Memoirs
5. Mr. Darcy
6. James Patterson
7. Does "the next Gone Girl!" count? Haha
8. Chronicles of Narnia (read the first but religious allegory doesn't do it for me ??‍♀️)
9. The Vampire Diaries (loved the show, didn't care for the books)

Man, that was tough! #unpopularopinionsbooktag

Reggie Lol @#7 2y
Sydsavvy I was really surprised at how popular This was. I loved it but thought everyone would hate it! 2y
Kaylamburson I completely agree with A Gentleman in Moscow, Mr. Darcy, and Narnia! Darcy is an arrogant prick and my opinion doesn't change as they fall in love, and I read half of the first Narnia in middle school and was so bored. I also love TVD, but never tried the books because I heard they were just awful. 2y
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#UnpopularOpinionsBookTag | Quiz

1. We Were Liars by E. Lockhart 😣
2. Into The Water by Paula Hawkins 🤗 (mixed reviews)
3. Not sure 🤔
4. Classics, Romance, Science Fiction and horror 😣
5. Christian Grey 🙄😠
6. Karin Slaughter, James Patterson or Lee Child 😫
7. Damsel in distress 🙄😒
8. Fifty Shades of Grey 😣
9. Hidden Figures the movie is better than the book 🤗

@Rachael5248 | Thanks @Tiffy_Reads for the tag.

Jess7 @Rachael5248 Thanks for creating this. 🤗I fixed what I think is a typo in the last line. (edited) 2y
bookloo Well now I have to read Karin Slaughter. 😉❤️ 2y
Jess7 @bookloo I like dark plots and characters, but Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter had really vivid and lengthy rape torture scenes that I couldn't handle. I finished that book but I vowed never to read that author again. Maybe you will like it. Minus those parts (which were abundant) the book wasn't bad. 2y
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bookloo @Jess7 Oh wow, thanks for the heads up. 😮 The premise of Pretty Girls sounds like something I would totally read, but your warning protects me from that shock value I would have gotten initially. Thank you, thank you. 😊 2y
Linear Oh no this means I have to know what's popular... I should have been paying attention 2y
EllieDottie I agree with hidden figures!! 2y
Cinfhen This looks like a fun one to play...thanks for tagging me😊 2y
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I told her if she couldn't carry her books she has to stop getting so many. "But I love reading!" She said. So she made it work.

TrishB Resourceful 😀👍 2y
LDuffN We go to the library once a week and my kids(3 of them) always get 10+ books. I can't carry their haul plus mine too. 2y
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