It’s OK to Cry



A picture book to help children talk about their feelings

From the best-selling author of How Are You Feeling Today? comes a picture book that sensitively deals with developing emotional intelligence in young children.

Young children can find it really frustrating when they are unable to explain what they are feeling and express their emotions. Cue: this book! Written with boys in mind because they are often encouraged to suppress their feelings, Molly Potter covers a whole range of emotions from those that are uncomfortable to happy feelings where you care about yourself and other people.

Perfect for starting those all-important conversations, It’s OK to Cry includes colourful illustrations, child-friendly strategies and vocabulary for managing feelings, and helpful notes for parents, carers and practitioners.

Author Bio:

Molly Potter has spent many years teaching in both mainstream schools and a pupil referral unit for children with emotional and behavioural difficulties, helping them to trust adults, develop self-esteem and learn to self-regulate. Molly has also been a county advisor for all things PSHE (personal, social, health and economic) with a special focus on RSE (relationships and sex education) where she developed her keen interest in how best to help children navigate life’s tricky elements. Her own two children (and guinea pigs) roll their eyes at her openness when it comes to delivering the honest facts! Along with writing books, Molly currently writes teaching resources for different organisations, delivers training to teachers and practitioners, and gives one-to-one support to children, focused mainly on developing emotional literacy. Molly is the author of the best-selling picture book How Are You Feeling Today? as well as a whole range of fantastic books for supporting PSHE.


“This book is aimed at boys and their feelings because quite often boys are told to be tough. There are colourful illustrations and easy to follow text. There are a lot of descriptive words for different emotions. There is also a section for parents and carers to encourage boys to express themselves positively”

“More for using with children – in either the home, individually or a classroom setting – rather than a picture book for children to read, this book in the series by Molly Potter deals with emotional intelligence and fits perfectly into the PHSE curriculum. I particularly like the content that deals with boys and emotions, so important that they get the message that showing and talking about their emotions is acceptable and that they don’t have to “man up and be brave”. Lots of diverse and inclusive illustrations, not too text heavy, and plenty of ideas and concepts to explore further”

  • Hard cover (Picture book)
  • Age range 5+
  • Full Colour
  • 32 Page