Todd Parr

Born:  July 9, 1962

Meet the Author Todd Parr


Author Bio:

“I spent my childhood in a small town in Wyoming. It was a great place to grow up, but I knew the world was out there waiting for me. I first got into children’s publishing in 1998. I was able to take the messages that are part of my art and make them into a satisfying reading experience about acceptance, differences and empowerment for kids to feel better about themselves in a simple, fun way. But I didn’t always have a signature style, and I wasn’t always considered a go-to-voice on emotional wisdom for kids, or addressing relationships that kids want to celebrate or issues that young people have questions about.

In high school, art was a passion of mine, but I failed art class. Because of that failure, I lacked the self-confidence to pursue it further. I worked at many things before finally coming back to my original dream of painting. I continued with my work because I knew being an artist was what I wanted to do with my life….  See more at


Books by Todd Parr

It’s Okay to Be Different

The Feel Good Book

The Spring Books

The Joyful Book

Be Who You Are

The Bedtime Book

Love the World

The Cars and Trucks Book

Teachers Rock

The Goodbye Book

The Okay Book

Do’s and Don’ts Book

This Is My Hair

The Best Friends Book

The Peace Book

The Family Book

The Mommy Book

The Daddy Book

The Don’t Worry Book

The I Love You Book

It’s Okay to Make Mistakes

The Earth Book


Contact Todd Parr:

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers Publicist:

Siena Koncsol – [email protected]

Author Visits/Virtual Visits:

Holland – [email protected] or [email protected]

Todd’s Assistant:   Holland – [email protected]