Posted by Venus on Wednesday, January 6, 2016
Labels: picture book review
Publisher: Flying Eye Books
Release Date: November 3, 2015
Did you know wrestlers have feelings? And knights? Even superheroes and daddies have emotions.
I would like to think that we live in a world where children, whether they be boy or girl are allowed to express their feelings in the best way for them, I know that is not the case. It's a little sad that we have to create children's books to remind children (and their parents) that everyone has feelings, including tough looking men. This book made me think about all the Marvel movies I have watched, particularly Captain America 2 where [spoiler] Nick Fury is supposed to be dead and the only person who cries for him is Black Widow...the girl. It also made me think of all the Fail videos I like to watch and how many of the boys fall down and get hurt and then try to walk it off, often holding back tears even when tears would be appropriate to the situation. It made me think of the first time I ever saw my dad cry and how it scared me because it hardly ever happened. It's not just about crying of course, it's about all emotions, but I wish we didn't need a book like this. It's not a bad book, in fact it's a great book, just one that shouldn't be needed.