Sunday, September 25, 2011

Is A Worry Worrying You? by Ferida Wolff, Harriet May Savitz and Marie Le Tourneau

What would happen if 100 elephants came over for tea...and you didn't have any tea in the house? What if you were walking down the street and you saw a rhinoceros on the other side of the road? What if you got to school and saw that your new teacher was a bear? These are all very scary situations! You might even worry about what would happen. Worrying isn't fun, and the more you worry, the worse the worrying gets. But there are lots of different ways that you can send a worry packing before it ruins your day.

As someone who did a lot of worrying as a little kid (and still is a pretty good worrier today), I'm glad to see that there are books that address children's worries. It's not always as easy as telling someone "oh, don't worry about it." Worries can also spiral until they're so big you can barely handle them. Having a book like this reassures children that worries are common and there are lots of other people who worry; it can also give them ideas for how to handle their worries, like trying to put their minds on other things, facing worries head-on, and telling people about what's worrying them.

I read a review copy at NetGalley courtesy of Tanglewood.

Find it at IndieBound.

Read it with:
The 10 PM Question by Kate De Goldi
Ready for Anything by Keiko Kasza
Wemberly Worried by Kevin Henkes
The Story Blanket by Ferida Wolff and Harriet May Savitz
Big Rabbit's Bad Mood by Ramona Badescu

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