Tough guys have feelings too


Did you know wrestlers have feelings too? And knights. Even superheroes and ninjas feel sad sometimes. In fact, everyone has feelings — especially dads who love their children!


Keith Negley’s Tough Guys (Have Feelings Too), a simple, stylishly illustrated picture book, suggests that showing emotions is still hard for boys. This charming book makes the well-timed choice to deal with male emotions, showing the different male models while they perform traditional macho roles. The message is that it’s ok to show emotions, “just like these tough guys, who love each other very much.” The book’s ending shows an image of a boy and his dad reading together in bed. The last page shows the boy dressed up as each of the “tough guy” images from the book’s pages playing with his dad.

Edited by: Centro MeTRa (Italy)

Author(s): Negley, Keith

Illustrator(s): Negley, Keith

Publisher: Flying Eye Books

City: London

Year: 2015

Pages: 48

ISBN: 9781909263666

Age Range: 3 - 5

Language: EN

Original Language: EN

Keywords: Empowerment, Feelings, Male characters, Positive role model

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