Todd Parr

Todd Parr is the author and illustrator of over 30 children's books.Parr grew up in Rock Springs, Wyoming. In 1995 he moved to San Francisco, California where he pursued a career as an artist. After being rejected from many galleries, Todd showed his artwork at Wolfgang Puck's restaurant Postrio. Eventually, this exhibit led to him creating merchandise for Macy's and his own children's clothing line. Parr published his first book in 1998. In November 2005 the preschool television show he created, ToddWorld, premiered on TLC and Discovery Kids.Todd Parr uses bright colors and bold, black outlines to illustrate his books. His books contain simple messages about acceptance, difference, and empowerment. Parr writes his books to help children learn to believe in themselves and to accept others.Each book ends with an encouraging, empowering message from the author.

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