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Peace is making new friends.Peace is helping your neighbor.Peace is a growing a garden.Peace is being who you are.The Peace Book delivers positive and hopeful messages of peace in an accessible, child-friendly format featuring Todd Parr's trademark bold, bright colors and silly scenes. Perfect for the youngest readers, this book delivers a timely and timeless message aboutPeace is making new friends.Peace is helping your neighbor.Peace is a growing a garden.Peace is being who you are.The Peace Book delivers positive and hopeful messages of peace in an accessible, child-friendly format featuring Todd Parr's trademark bold, bright colors and silly scenes. Perfect for the youngest readers, this book delivers a timely and timeless message about the importance of friendship, caring, and acceptance....

Title : The Peace Book
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ISBN : 9780316043496
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 32 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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The Peace Book Reviews

  • Keeley
    2019-03-22 10:20

    I know plenty of adults who should read this book. Spot on, Todd Parr can do no wrong!

  • Lauren Waters
    2019-03-12 10:28

    The sentences and ideas are so simple but important to spread the message of acceptance, kindness, citizenship and peace.

  • sæmırâ
    2019-02-28 14:21

    صلح یعنی این‌که در دنیا به اندازه‌ی کافی پیتزا برای همه باشد!

  • Erika Bowen
    2019-02-25 10:21

    1. Book Summary in your own wordsTodd Parr provides an introduction to the meaning of peace and the importance of living in harmony with people of all different cultures and backgrounds from all around the world.2. Grade level, interest level, lexileGrades: PreK-K3. Appropriate classroom use (subject area)Peace4. Individual students who might benefit from readingStudents who are of different ethnicities. Students who have difficulty understanding that everyone is different. 5. Small group use (literature circles)In small groups, students will be given a location in the world and will discuss how the people act there, what the values are.6. Whole class use (read aloud)As a whole class, we will discuss how we are different and how we are alike.7. Related books in genre/subject or content areaIt’s Okay to be Different by Todd Parr8. Multimedia connections (audio book, movie) available

  • Jake
    2019-02-26 16:38

    This book was about going from growing a garden to building a snowman. This book also was about friendship and teamwork. This book was all about "peace among us" in a very childish way. I have no interest in this book and i think a kindergartener should read it. I did not like this book because it was vey short and it had pictures. This book could have been better if it was a big fat book and more detailed. I would recommend this book to a K-Grade because it is short, good for their reading level, big letters and it has pictures.

  • Hannah Morrison
    2019-03-04 16:20

    Todd Parr is one of my favorite children's authors. His stories are always so simple yet meaningful. The Peace Book is something I would read to students of all ages, not just in elementary school. My students love the line "Peace is having enough pizza for everyone to eat". Although this is eluding to world hunger, my students found it terribly unfair that not all children can have pizza. His bright and popping illustrations add so much life to his books. Would always find a way to use this in my classroom.

  • Samantha
    2019-03-14 12:30

    This book is incredible! It takes a difficult subject and breaks it down into pieces that not only make sense, but make it easier to discuss this concept with a child. "PEACE is being different, feeling good about yourself, and helping others." That quote just says it all for me.Artwork is vivid and done in a childlike style.This might be my favorite Parr book. It's eloquent and useful and he makes it look effortless.

  • Nke
    2019-03-15 10:26

    This is a good book to introduce the discussion of peace during RE or PSHE. Each page is a different meaning of peace from the author. It has great illustrations that are colourful and appealing to children. This would be a good book to explain how one word can have multiple meanings and different people interpret certain words in different ways. This book is suitable for lower KS2.

  • Heather
    2019-03-03 17:29

    Everyone together: AWWW...And now kumbaya.

  • Maria Shuffit
    2019-03-02 10:30

    I had a hard time reading this book to my kiddo because he could not keep his hands off of it long enough for me to do so! Bright and attractive illustrations paired with a good message made this one a winner.

  • Jo Oehrlein
    2019-03-14 16:26

    Talks about different kinds of peace, but I don't think all of them are really about peace. Some are just diversity.The book has very bright illustrations with thick black outlines. That makes them look very simple.

  • Emily Carlyn
    2019-03-14 11:27

    This is a sweet book on an important topic. I love the bright colors and I know children do too. I would ask the children if they think it's nice that neighbors help each other, nice when people say sorry, etc. I know there are better ways to talk about the book but that worked for me.

  • Francis
    2019-03-21 16:35

    Extremely positive message given throughout the book. We read this with my Grade 7 and Grade 1 buddy class. We then watched a video of Todd Parr reading the story, and he adds extra emphasis on certain parts, which make it very enjoyable.

  • Shari
    2019-03-03 12:37

    While the message is positive, it really doesn't tell what peace is. I also do not like multicolored print in books for early readers

  • Heather Gunnell
    2019-03-09 15:38

    Staff PickTodd Parr's books are wonderfully colorful and optimistic. The Peace Book is another fabulous, feel-good story from an author who never fails to help me smile.

  • Heather Gunnell
    2019-03-16 10:20

    Staff PickHeatherTodd Parr's books are wonderfully colorful and optimistic. The Peace Book is another fabulous, feel-good story from an author who never fails to help me smile.

  • Ashley
    2019-03-13 16:28

    I think this is a wonderful way to grasp the complex, adult concept of Peace, in a child-like, secular way that transcends religion. Good for adults and kids alike!

  • Rainey
    2019-03-20 17:27

    Todd Parr always has a great message to share. I hope if I have kids one day, they will read all of his books.

  • Kary
    2019-03-13 17:26

    I always love Parr's books because the illustrations are so colorful! This one is great to teach peace and kindness.

  • Wendy Kuzma
    2019-02-24 11:36

    This book would be a good prompt for a discussion on being a peacemaker.

  • Caieta
    2019-03-24 18:29

    I read this book for International Day of Peace and really liked it!

  • Roy Harris
    2019-03-25 16:16

    DisappointedCute, but not worth the cost.Found it quite shallow even for very young children. Will use it with some other children and [email protected]

  • Earl
    2019-03-12 11:28

    Todd Parr is great in getting messages out to kids that are fun and understandable. Peace is simple acts that everyone can do and hopefully we will all do our part to make peace a daily part of our everyday lives.

  • Gayle Swift
    2019-03-14 16:20

    The Peace Book by Todd Parr illustrated in his signature cartoon style that features a diverse characters showcases the many faces of peace in action. It opens with "Peace is making new friends." This highlights one of the most fundamental ways children can be peacemakers: by reaching out and befriending others. When kids stretch to include not only those similar to them but also those who are different, they build relationship bridges and we all benefit from this attitude.Todd defines peace in many ways, e.g., as environmental respect, as musical, linguistic, and artistic diversity, as sharing of resources so that everyone has a home and cares for their community. Peace is the ability to dream and the freedom to pursue those dreams. This message supports us all. As we teach children to appreciate everyone's talents and, to validate the needs of all, we all rise to a higher standard of thoughtfulness, kindness, and consideration. This benefits all of us.Adoption-attuned (AQ) Lens: Peace is a fruit of kindness. Parr includes many aspects of peace. Some focus on externals and others on internal experience. Both of these angles can lead to conversations about how adoption influences, enriches, and challenges adoptees' lives. Discussions can then digress to ways in which our children can help themselves nurture inner peace as well as peace in their outer world. Gayle H. Swift, ABC, Adoption & Me: A Multicultural Picture Book."

  • Mary Ledom
    2019-03-25 12:33

    I absolutely loved this book and the lesson that comes with it. I also think it would be a great thing to do in my own classroom if the children had been misbehaving. I want to make sure that my classroom is a productive and successful classroom and that starts with the students and me. I have high hopes that my students will not misbehave often but I know sometimes there will be certain children that do; it is inevitable. But, I will make sure that this book is read if there are ever times that it is honestly messing up the classroom schedule and lesson plan. The pictures are also very engaging and help demonstrate the importance of being nice. This book has such a great lesson and would go great with a lesson plan around the golden rule. Peace is so important in our schools and I think this book is the perfect way to help students find peace. It would help teach the kids to treat others the correct way. I would have children draw themselves in a small cut out and I would connect every single one of the hands around the classroom. This shows that there is peace in my classroom and everyone respects one another. This book would be good to read to first and second graders.

  • Diane
    2019-03-21 16:13

    Todd Parr's books for children embrace diversity and teach children at an early age that it is okay to be "different". "Peace" a concept which might be a little more difficult to explain to very young children is explained in an easy to understand way. From keeping the streets clean, our water clean for the fish, planting trees and giving shoes to those who need them, giving a hug and learning to say you are sorry when you hurt someone, as well as many other illustrated examples of "peace". My Thoughts - The message is "Peace" is being different, feeling good about yourself, helping others to in turn making the world a better place because of your actions. Illustrated with a quirky multicultural mix of blue, green, brown, yellow, and purple faces, that children will love, it's a picture book with simple words that will help young children better understand the concept of peace, love and differences. - 4.5/5 stars

  • Elizabeth
    2019-03-10 14:22

    I usually love all the Todd Parr books and have read every single one that is available in the San Antonio Public Library system. The pictures are awesome and the stories are funny and wonderful. This one, however, was meh. I know Todd Parr has a different world view than me, which doesn't bother me and gives me a great platform to talk about my worldview with my kids. But in this book, he makes an attempt to define "peace" which is a little confusing. I just couldn't really figure out where he was going with it. I think he is referring more to global peace than inner peace, or, even more specifically, things that lead to an absence of conflict among different cultures? But then, sometimes, his ideas are really superficial and annoyingly politically-correct.That being said, I will probably check this one out again in the future to discuss these ideas with Catherine and Santi when they are a little older and able to participate in the discussion.

  • Saskia Marijke Niehorster-Cook
    2019-02-25 10:24

    This is another book from Todd Parr. We originally bought it and read it May 8, 2006. It is a lovely book that reminds us of many things we can do to bring peace into our daily lives. Like his other book "It's Okay to be different", Todd chooses vibrant colors and simple drawings reminiscent of Keith Herring. We just found it again downstairs in our library collection and I brought it back up to our coffee table to remind all of us that Peace is not just the absence of war, but so many more choices and activities that we can and do practice daily!Peace is reading different books, speaking other languages, thinking of loved ones, making music and new friends, caring for our world, sharing a meal, giving hugs, growing gardens, caring for others, etc...A loving and warm-hearted book that reminds us all that peace is a desire for goodness and the action to achieve it! Thank you Todd Parr for the gentle reminder!

  • Lindsay
    2019-03-21 17:30

    I was asked to do a peace-themed bilingual story time program to serve as a transition to a peace bracelet program, and I decided to use The Peace Book for my first story. I will be focusing on vocabulary for the literacy skill tip, and this story works perfectly because it provides different interpretations of what peace looks like. Using this story sets the groundwork for the other stories I will be using as the other stories will cover different aspects of peace, such as loving yourself (¡Me Gusto Como Soy!) and recognizing the worth of others (The Lion and the Rat). I also really like Parr's other works. This one even exists in Spanish, but our library doesn't own it. I'm thinking of ordering my own copy.

  • Larissa
    2019-03-19 10:17

    Parr, Todd. The Peace Book. New York: Little, Brown, 2004. Print. Ages 6-8. The Peace Book is a fun and colorful picture book great for kids who are not at the age of reading difficult picture books. This book is a great example of how to incorporate a theme as well as colors to get a great meaning out of a book. This book tells a story and gives examples of what it look likes and what Peace actually is and how to incorporate it every day lives. This book was a great book, but not one of my favorite books. This book was fun for me to read because of the illustrations. This book I could relate to, because it reminded me of how much I need to realize that having peace and a sense of calmness is a great feeling that I need to have to ensure that would help me out in the longer run.