Author: Ferida Wolff and Harriet may Savitz
Illustrator: Marie LeTourneau
Genre: Children ages 5 on up
Review: Ebook provided by NetGalley and publisher
Buy Links: Amazon, Amazon.uk
This critically acclaimed title addresses common childhood worries--a bully, a first day at school, and a monster residing under the bed--with the not-so-common worries--an eagle making a nest in your hair, a rhino walking down the street, and a herd of elephants waiting for their tea. This entertaining and humor use of perspective and creative problem-solving will appeal to children and parents looking for help in dealing with a universal issue.
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I saw the title of this book and read what the book was about and thought this would be a great book to read to K. He is my worrier over everything so I think this was a good book to read to him. He would laugh at some parts such as the rhino crossing the road and not paying attention to you.
I think the authors did a great job with approaching worrying for young children. I really enjoyed how we get some "tips" on how we should handle a worry. K and I laughed at the tip of putting the worry in a closet and smiling and packing it in suitcase and shipping it away. I will have to remember to tell K that when he starts worrying about something so it doesn't get him too upset.
Now to me the pictures were decent though it all seemed dark but I guess it was done that way as worrying isn't something happy it is glumly.
I will say after a while the receptive of different scenes got to me as I was reading to him.
I think the overall message within the story was great a worry will not be solved until you stop worrying over it.
Questions and Answers with K
1. Did you like the book?
"Yeah it was cool."
2. Did you learn anything?
"I shouldn't worry but what happens if there is a test I can worry right?"
3. Do you think your friends would enjoy this book?
"I don't know if they would but I could tell them about it.