This is such a beautiful, necessary book. Not just your average exploration of emotions, this book explores all the things, big and little, good and bad, that might bring a child (or an adult) to tears. Sometimes I Cry normalizes crying, particularly for those who present as male—making this book so vital for readers everywhere. A cathartic, consoling reminder that crying is healthy and essential for emotional regulation.— Hannah
From Jess Townes with illustrations by Daniel Miyares, this poignant picture book deftly tackles the wide array of emotions experienced in childhood, and especially reminding readers that there’s nothing wrong with crying.
Sometimes I cry
. . . when I’m angry.
. . . when I’m scared.
. . . when I’m happy.
There are all sorts of feelings that can make us cry—from disappointment to joy, from grief to love. Sometimes I Cry offers a gentle and necessary affirmation of the emotional complexity of growing up. Powerful, poignant, and universally relevant, it is a triumph for readers of any age.
Sometimes I cry.
And that’s okay.