Everyone cries: little kids, big kids, grown-ups, and even scaly-skinned crocodiles shed tears! But even though they may make our cheeks salty, or our eyes red and puffy, our tears are nurturing a secret garden inside us, and helping us grow.
Tears strips away the shame of crying and encourages children to explore their feelings and where their tears come from. Intricate pencil drawings with splashes of vibrant color illustrate different types of tears. Some tears burst out in hot, heavy sobs, while other tears are quiet and slow. Sometimes they race down our cheeks, other times they bubble just beneath the surface. But as the book reveals, crying is really a way to let out what you’re feeling on the inside.
With accessible, comforting text, this timely picture book supports social-emotional learning and assures young readers that tears are an important, and sometimes necessary, part of healing."
My Review: Emotions are hard for little ones, and sometimes adults too. This is a great book about letting those big emotions out, and some times they come out as tears. It is simple to read and follow for youngsters. It has great illustrations demonstrating tears and how they are different for everyone and for different feelings. This would be a great book to read after a toddler or youngster meltdown to let them know it is okay to let it out and spark a conversation about those feelings.
My Rating: Sometimes its hard to remember that it is okay to let feelings show, sometimes as parents we are in a rush or overwhelmed and forget to let the littles know its okay to cry. I think this is a great book and reminder to both the reader and the listener. I give it a rating of Four Paws!
I received a complimentary copy of this book via Netgalley, the above is my honest review and opinion.
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