JONTY HOWLEY is a British author and illustrator. From a young age, Jonty has always loved to draw, and few things excite him more than beautiful books and the worlds you can find inside them. This is his first one.
"On his first day of school, a young boy learns it's OK to show his
feelings no matter his age...The overall lesson about men showing
tears is made all the more effective with its representation of a
range of feelings beyond sadness. A compassionate story that
encourages openness and honesty about emotions."
Levi is crying because it's his first day at a new school. "Big boys don't cry," Papa tells him, but Levi's
journey as he walks proves otherwise. First he sees a fisherman weeping, then a harpist, grandparents, new parents, rich men, poor men, army men, brainy men, and even baker men. "Big boys were crying everywhere!"
Digitally created full-bleed pages highlight the bright pastels of the seashore.Children will have fun seeking out the spurting blue drops on each unique face, as they understand that it's
OK to cry.-Booklist