Why Do We Cry? by Fran Pintadera. PICTURE BOOK. Kids Can Press, 2020. $19. 9781525304774
BUYING ADVISORY: EL (K-3) - ADVISABLE
AUDIENCE APPEAL: AVERAGE
Mario has a question for his mom: why do we cry? His thoughtful mother explains the different reason tears might roll down our faces and the emotions that go with them.
Pintadera breaks down the misconception that tears come from weakness as she shows a little boy asking a simple “why” question. Mario’s mother answers by talking about emotions non-judgmentally, and Pintadera gives more information about the science of tears in the back of the book. I love both the premise and the beautiful illustrations that accompany the conversation between Mario and his mother.
Reviewer: Carolina Herdegen