Episode 210: Tom Percival, author and illustrator, discusses the importance of emotions in children’s books and the power of vulnerability and empathy. He shares his personal experiences and how they influence his storytelling. Tom emphasizes the need for authenticity and creating a safe space for emotional expression. He also discusses breaking gender stereotypes and embracing all emotions. Tom explores the value of ‘bad’ emotions and the importance of feeling not alone in one’s emotions. He concludes by sharing his future projects and his hope for readers to find solace and resilience in his books.