This is a great read to combat negative comments such as "man up" or "boys don't cry" and all of that nonsense. The message gets delivered but the illustrations are funny and lighthearted enough to keep the mood elevated while reading. I imagine this would be a great read-aloud to a class of elementary school students. Feel all the feelings! Recommended By Rin S., Powells.com
Synopses & Reviews
A boldly illustrated picture book read-aloud about how everyone gets sad — ninjas, wrestlers, knights, superheroes, everyone . . . even daddies have emotions!
Did you know wrestlers have feelings? And knights. Even superheroes and ninjas feel sad sometimes. In fact everyone has feelings — especially dads who love their children!
Children will love recognizing their feelings in Keith Negley's bold illustrations which accompany a fun-to-read-aloud narrative.
Parents can joyfully engage with children in a lighthearted discussion about emotions and how they affect us all!
"[Tough Guys Have Feelings Too is] a wonderful, simple and highly emotive book that allows little readers to explore feelings and emotions while addressing the macho male stereotype "real men don't cry." A must-have for your child's home library collection." Here Wee Read
"Bold and graphic, Negley's gorgeous picture book gives kids the opportunity to reflect on the normalcy of emotions, giving little readers (and their parents) the chance to take heart — having feelings, even sad ones, doesn't mean you aren't as brave or tough as a superhero." National Post
"In this oddly touching ode to male sensitivity, Negley shows that the toughest, coolest, and most heroic of men sometimes cry — and that's okay. [...] Negley cleverly depicts a range of emotions, validating that not only does everyone have feelings but it is perfectly fine to express them. Rather than try to teach kids what emotions are, this book focuses on emotional health in a unique and eye-catching way." Booklist
About the Author
Keith Negley is an award-winning editorial illustrator with a penchant for emotionally driven illustration. He's been published in a wide range of major newspapers and national magazines, and is a frequent contributor to The New York Times and New Yorker. He lives in the mountains of Bellingham, Washington surrounded by rain forests and giant spiders.