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Monday, February 15, 2010

Book Review: Is A Worry Worrying You?

Author: Ferida Wolff
Illustrator: Marie le Tourneau
Interest Level: K-5

About The Book: This book addresses children's worries with humor and imagination, as hilarious scenarios teach kids the use of perspective and the art of creative problem-solving. 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.

Why It's On My Bookshelf: I love using books that take a funny angle when dealing with a universal issues. The author does a great job of balancing humor while defining 'worry' for children. Is A Worry Worrying You gets kids to open up. More than ever before, children are WAY overstressed.  As I read the story, I will hear from my audience: 

I'm worried my parents are getting divorced.
I'm worried my brother is going to beat me up.
I'm worried about my new stepsister.

The book offers strategies but it also hints at not letting your worries through the door in the first place. Love that. 

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