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Big Boys Cry by Charlotte Moncrieff and Helena Maxwell

Big Boys Cry by Charlotte Moncrieff and Helena Maxwell

Hi All!
Today is my stop on the blog tour for Big Boys Cry and I am here today to with an extract from the book!

Cover of Big Boys Cry by author Charlotte MoncrieffTitle: Big Boys Cry
Author: Charlotte Moncrieff
Illustrator: Helena Maxwell
Publisher: Clink Street Publishing
Published: 30th July 2019
Format: Hardback
Source:: N/A
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Summary:It’s Billy’s seventh birthday and no one is more excited than he is to finally be a big boy! At the park later that day, Billy finds himself in tears after getting hurt in a small accident. When a passing stranger scolds him, telling him that ‘Big Boys don’t cry – only silly ones do’, Billy questions what it means to be a big boy. Thankfully, Mum and Dad and some new friends help Billy understand that crying is normal and that everyone does it, including some of Billy’s favourite and most admired members of his family.For many boys today, there is a fear that expressing emotion is seen as a sign of weakness. This only becomes more evident as they move from boyhood into adolescence.This book helps parents frame emotions in a positive light, normalising the idea that all boys cry, whether they are seven years old, in the armed forces, a fireman or a father – all big boys cry, it does not make them silly!


Extract


About the Author

Author Charlotte MoncrieffCharlotte Moncrieff (27) is an ambassador for MQ Mental Health Research Charity and is based in Lon-don (Brixton). With a man taking his life every two hours in Britain, Charlotte is motivated to start the conversation about males and their emotions even earlier and is a big believer in prevention over cure. Charlotte is also the founder of the Twenty Mile Club, an online platform that seeks to inspire savvy twenty-something’s through entrepreneurship and passion projects.

About the Illustator

Illustrator Helena MaxwellHelena Maxwell (26) is an illustrator and artist who is passionate about spreading mental health aware-ness. Helena has worked with Charlotte to produce the visuals for Big Boys Cry and hopes to show the next generation of males and females that it is OK to express emotion regardless of gender. Helena has previously worked for clients such as The Sunday Times, Elbow Productions and Shortbook Publishers.

 

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