I have an anxious child. Reading this book with her was a very nice way to address it. I had anxiety as a kid, too, but we didnt call it that. "A worry will stay as long as you it". Such a true statement.
I will purchase this book from Amazon. Thank you!
I like the idea of this book: to introduce the concept of worries and anxiety as a starting point for children and their caregivers to have deeper conversations on the topic. The book is written in a fun/silly manner with examples of worries that span the range from relatable to obviously ridiculous. However, I found the illustrations to be a little bit on the eerie side. I liked them fine but I would worry that many kids might scary.
This was a really cute book and has some great examples of what a worry is, which can be really hard to explain and for kids to understand.
Children have worries but might not understand what that is and why a worry can effect the way they feel. This book does a wonderful job defining the word and the feelings that accompany it. It does it with humor, nonsensical worries and absolutely wonderful pictures. I shared this book with my 5 year old who may have been a little young to fully understand the message but looked at the pictures for a long time. Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for the ARC in exchange for an honest review.
I really loved this picture book. The illustration style has a gritty Tim Burtonesque quality I really like. The story itself helps explain anxiety in a humorous way that is appealing to children.
I liked this book. I think it’s a great way to introduce the concept and start the conversation with younger kids regarding worries and anxieties.
The pictures weren’t personally my style but that’s just me. Also as an adult I would acknowledge that the conversation is much deeper but as an introduction for a little kids this seems like a great starting point.
Thanks to NetGalley for the ebook text.
This was a well done story.
The illustrations are a wonderful and stylistic addition to the story that I greatly enjoyed.
The different scenarios that were presented as possible worries were creative and useful. I had a great time!
This is a delightful tale about dealing with worries and fears. An empowering story for young readers, it delves into the challenges we face when we are afraid and how we can conquer them, with a little help. The book talks about what a worry is, how it feels to be worried. It gives examples of what might make someone feel worried and ways to get rid of those worries.
This tale is a treat for adults to share with children. Fears and anxieties can cause emotional distress in little minds, but learning to manage their worries can help them to feel strong and confident even in the face of something scary, like haircuts or the first day of school. Mental health is such a critical part of childhood that often gets overlooked and this is a wonderful way to help children tackle some of the things that can negatively effect their mental health. This would be an amazing addition for classroom libraries, counselling offices and more.
The cartoon-style illustrations were done in muted tones giving it a Tim Burton vibe. They had a bit of a dark and slightly creepy feel at some parts that made it a little more fun, but also a visual way to see what worry can feel like. This story was both entertaining and educational, which can be a tricky balance to maintain in a children’s book, and I will be suggesting it to teachers whenever possible.
Incorporating social and emotional education into children's picture books is a tried and true way to teach an important life skill in a way that is fun. Everyone has worries, even adults. A valuable lesson for everyone to learn and remember. I absolutely recommend sharing this book with all the children in your life.
One of my favorite older releases is “Is a Worry Worrying You?” by Ferida Wolff and Harriet May Savitz. This picture book introduces the concept of worry and then presents multiple silly examples of things that might be worrying someone. With each unbelievable situation, a possible coping strategy is provided. I love to pause in between the presentation of the scenario and the written solution to allow time for the client to brainstorm ways to manage the worry. I’ve found that even my most resistant clients will typically engage in problem solving for others because it is less personal and threatening. Additionally, by adding in the goofy situations, like having too many elephants show up for tea and being out of tea, is fun, engaging, and memorable. As the client and I proceed into cognitive reframing and coping with their actual worries, I like to circle back to the examples in the book by saying something along the lines of “I think you can find a coping tool for this worry! After all, you were able to manage that wild elephant tea party!?”
This book is adorable. I read it with my 6 year old and he really enjoyed it. The author did a wonderful job letting children know what a worry is and why it is ok to worry. It also explained what you can do to get rid of a worry. I highly recommend reading this with your child!!
I liked this story but also I felt like it was either too messy or jumbled up. I am not really sure but for me personally, something about this story felt off. I can't remember what it was (could be that it randomly rhymed and stopped or something along that lines-if that's the case, I would have preferred it to always rhyme.)
Worries can be scary and they can get out of hand and seem like they're too big for us to deal with. This is a cute little book about not letting worries get to you.
Such a great book to introduce anxious kids to the idea of what a "worry" is and how you can deal with them. Using excellent artwork with a slightly spooky, Burton-esque vibe, the book explains what it means to have a worry using outlandish examples alongside ideas for how to get rid of them (ie worried about an eagle making a nest in your tangled hair? Just chop it all off!) showing kids that it's possible to get rid of worries. I really liked this book and the help I can imagine it being for a lot of little kids (like myself at that age) who worry about everything all the time.
This children's book about how to stop worrying could be really helpful to early readers. It covers a variety of problems and offers guidance on how to deal with them. This book could prove to be helpful for parents as well, as worrying is a common thing children go through.
Brilliant subject to discuss with young children. Contains mostly silly examples with an underlying lesson (or suggestion) to be learned. The book is fully illustrated with comical art, much like that of the book’s cover. My favorite drawing is of an eagle that may want to build a nest in tangled hair.
Wholeheartedly recommended. Some of the illustrations alone made me smile.
My only comment to the authors would be to write another on current worry topics.
My thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for a digital copy in exchange for my honest opinion..
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A fantastic story on how to deal with worries young readers may experience. The author has provided lots of examples on how to deal with situations. I love that it's not 'don't feel anxious' but '' try this! 'Fun illustrations to engage readers too!
I really appreciated this children's book that focuses on how to stop worrying. It gives several different scenarios and advice on how to help with them. Worrying about things is hard, especially for children. So glad for this thoughtful book that can hopefully address this or at least get a conversation started between caregiver and child.
Initially I liked the concept of Is a Worry Worrying You?
However, my opinion on it is rather split. While the the illustrations gave me Tim Burton vibes and drew me to the book, they were the reason my kids refused to read it. "Too creepy" and "Too scary" was the general consensus, and try as I might, they could not be persuaded.
I did, however, read it, and thought the writing was overall funny enough for a smirk, but not for a deep belly laugh. And really that's what I would have liked to see in a book trying to talk kids through how to deal with worrying too much.
This book is perfect for helping children with anxiety or who are known to over worry/stress. This book helps teach kids the concept of worry and how to overcome it through cute but relatable examples. I loved the examples/situations that were given because those are such typical things kids usually worry or over stress about. I can see this book being useful for parents who want to help their confused child understand what they're going through. The illustrations are fun and filled with little details that make you want to continue scanning the pictures. I loved that they illustrated “worry” as a monster because it helps to know it is something children can conquer or overcome. I recommend this book to children but also adults who still happen to struggle with worrying.
**Received a copy through NetGalley in return for my honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. **
I adored this book! I think it is a great way to help children deal with some of the feelings they have that are making them feel anxious. This is such a good book, especially after the pandemic. Children often don't know how to express their "worries" and this book helps them do that. It also opens the conversation for parents to talk to their children about things that are worrying them.
The artwork was beautiful and helped bring the story to life. I really like that they used a "monster" as a symbol of worry because I think this will make it easier for children to understand a difficult abstract concept.
Thank you, NetGalley and Tanglewood Publishing for the chance to read this book!