Published by Kids Can Press
Summary: When Mario asks his mom why we cry, he gets a poetic answer describing different scenarios that might make a person cry: sadness, frustration, anger, and loneliness to name a few. The most important reason for crying, she concludes, is because you feel like crying. Mario notices his mom is crying, and she tells him that people also cry sometimes when they are happy. Includes scientific information about tears, as well as two activities. 34 pages; ages 4-8.
Pros: The lyrical text and illustrations of a young girl experiencing different emotions will help kids name their feelings and be okay with crying, whether it’s their own or someone else’s.
Cons: I thought this was a science book and was looking forward to a little more scientific information than this delivered.
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