Tough Guys Have Feelings Too, Hardback Book

Tough Guys Have Feelings Too Hardback

Illustrated by Keith Negley

5 out of 5 (1 rating)


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 light-hearted discussion about emotions and how they affect us all!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.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 32 pages, illustrations
  • Publisher: Flying Eye Books
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Picture books
  • ISBN: 9781909263666



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OCT 13 - I love this book! The art is wonderful. Big, bold colour blocks in a stylized form show all manner of tough guys: superheroes, racecar drivers, wrestlers, motorcycle dude, pirates, astronauts, ninjas, etc. Add simple text and you have a powerful picture book. So many books for boys these days try to tell boys they don't need to be tough, that virility isn't important when talking about feelings. This book just gets it soooo right! Yes, you are a tough guy and guess what? tough guys cry too! Every one of these pictures shows the tough guy crying and all sorts of various feelings they are having that made them cry and it is ok because feelings and crying don't affect your testosterone levels. So go ahead and be a "tough guy" and cry when you feel like it. The book ends with two "tough guys", a boy and his father who love each other, reading this book. Absolutely love the message!

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