Description from Goodreads:
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.
Thank you to Netgalley, Tanglewood, Ferida Wolff and Harriet May Savitz for the digital copy of this book that I received in exchange for an honest review.
Is A Worry Worrying You? by Ferida Wolff and Harriet May Savitz has 32 pages and was published in 2007 by Tanglewood.
Is A Worry Worrying You? is an ineresting book for school-aged children. It has a wonderful concept for little worrywarts. I love the idea of this book. I love how the author demonstrates that worries are often silly by her over-the-top examples.
“Suppose, just suppose, one hundred elephants come to tea and you discover you don’t have any tea bags.
Uh, oh. What will you do with a herd of thirsty elephants?
Now that’s a worry!”
I love how she demonstrates how to resolve the problem.
“But you can get rid of that worry by offering the elephants lemonade instead.”
The artwork on the other hand, is a bit dark for a children’s book. It is beautiful. The illustrator is amazingly gifted. I do think that it fits well with the concepts of worry and anxiety. However, it is creepy. I “worry” that it could exaggerate the anxiety of an already anxious child. I personally would have liked to see a concentrated difference between the artwork for the worries and the solutions – specifically brighter colors and more light.
Would I read this to my child with anxiety? Yes, I would.
Would I show her the pictures? Really not sure about that.
Rating: 4 Plot Monster Jr. Spiders
MDW original review. Source: Netgalley.