July 2018 Reviews

Is A Worry Worrying You?

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.

Review:

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.

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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

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MDW original review.  Source:  Netgalley.

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