Keith Negley’s charming illustrations reveal heart wrenching emotions in unexpected places in this fun book that teaches children that even tough guys like wrestlers, astronauts, and superheroes have feelings too.
Children will love to recognise the feelings in Keith Negley’s bold illustrations which accompany a fun-to-read aloud narrative.
Parents can enjoy and engage with children in a light-hearted discussion about emotions and how they affect us all.
Everyone has feelings and it’s perfectly okay!
Author: Keith Negley
Illustrations: Keith Negley
Publisher: Flying Eye Books
Publication Date: 1st Oct 2015
Product Dimensions: 225 x 267 x 4mm
'A simple, stylishly illustrated picture book [...] This appealing book makes the timely decision to hold the conversation about male emotions while everyone involved is in costume, performing some iconically macho role' - The New York Times
'The title says it all. These tough guys are rendered in simple lines and shapes and colored in black and white, red, blue, and yellow, but they represent a broad range of virility. [...] Negley's debut is nonetheless sincere' - Kirkus Reviews
'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
'A short and straightforward story that challenges the traditional notion that men shouldn't express their emotions' - School Library Journal
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 rainforests and giant spiders.