The Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia
It’s Okay to be Different: Stories by Todd Parr

Thursday, April 27, 2023
10am and noon
Grades: Pre-K- 2

With his signature blend of playfulness and sensitivity, author and illustrator Todd Parr explores important and timely subjects. In this new production, The Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia brings three of his storybooks to life.

It’s Okay to Be Different cleverly delivers the important messages of acceptance, understanding, and self-confidence. Equally whimsical and heartfelt, The Earth Book, is a sweet homage to our beautiful planet inspiring readers of all ages to do their part to keep the Earth happy and healthy. This is My Hair is a funny exploration of how silly hair can be and that no matter how your hair looks, always feel good about yourself.

“It’s inspiring for me to see my books come to life on stage, especially with Mermaid Theatre. I’ve always believed that storytime should be a fun and exciting time for my readers. Now seeing them come alive on stage will be the ultimate experience for young and old alike.” -Todd Parr

Learning Standards

Curriculum Focus
Interpersonal Relationships
Early Reading

Learning Standards
The Arts 3; ELA 2

Common Core Standards
ELA- Literacy: SL2; RL. 1,2,3


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