This wonderful book, written by Keith Negley and published by Flying Eye Books, explains that showing feelings is important, totally normal and human. It highlights that everyone has low points, no matter where they are or how strong or brave they might appear and that it is OK to show those feelings.
I used this book with my class of 7 and 8 year olds to show them that it is OK to feel upset or to cry. Tough Guys helped them to open up and we had some productive class discussions about showing feelings, talked about what might cause people to feel this way and how we can help someone who is feeling sad. They particularly loved the illustrations of the astronaut, ninjas and race car driver.
Tough Guys (Have Feelings Too)… well worth a read!