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Tough Guys Have Feelings Too

Written & illustrated by Keith Negley
Published by Nobrow
4.88 / 7.0
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Goodreads Rating - 4.0 / 5.0
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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!

What Kind of Book is Tough Guys Have Feelings Too

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Readerly Mom
Bay Area mother of two, world traveler, book lover, picky reader
4.75 / 7.0

This book is fun, light-hearted, and just a little bit silly. I love the illustrations and think it’s a great premise: boys can be tough and strong and also experience and show emotion. It’s a very gendered book–it’s definitely about and for boys–and I only have daughters, so I feel like there’s just not really anything here for them, but I can see this book being positive for parents of boys.

The Book Snob Mom
Mom of boys. Lover of Harry Potter, Jane Austen and believes one can never own too many children's books!
5.0 / 7.0

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Who Wrote Tough Guys Have Feelings Too

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Keith Negley

Keith Negley is the author and illustrator of Mary Wears What She Wants, My Dad Used to Be So Cool, and Tough Guys (Have Feelings Too). He has received multiple medals from the Society of Illustrators as well as recognition from American Illustration. His artwork has been featured in countless publications, and he is a frequent contributor to the New York Times and the New Yorker. Keith lives with his family on the side of a small mountain that sits next to a big lake just outside of Bellingham, WA. On good days he can see bald eagles from his studio window.

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Publication Date:
October 1, 2015

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