Tough Guys Have Feelings Too by Keith Negley
  

Tough Guys Have Feelings Too

Written by Keith Negley
Illustrated by Keith Negley

Synopsis

Tough Guys Have Feelings Too by Keith Negley

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.

Reviews

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

A short and straightforward story that challenges the traditional notion that men shouldn't express their emotions. --School Library Journal

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

[Tough Guys Have Feelings Too] teaches little boys that they don't have to feel like Superman all the time. [...] this book may actually go a long way towards dismantling rigid gender roles. For both men and women, crying can be considered a sign of weakness or hysteria -- forcing them to repress this very natural emotional response. But Tough Guys (Have Feelings Too) wants to put an end to that right now. This is the crying revolution, and it looks like the next generation might actually grow up knowing it's OK to have a good cry when you need. --Bustle

I love how this book with its short, but poignant text gives us a chance to empathize with grown men who are seldom shown crying. [...] Overall, I think Tough Guys is a winner! It's 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

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.

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
32 pages

Author

Keith Negley
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Publisher

Flying Eye Books

Publication date

1st October 2015

ISBN

9781909263666


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