Is A Worry Worrying You? By Ferida Wolff and Harriet May Savitz with Illustrations by Marie LeTourneau
Rating: 4 Stars
Description: Is a Worry Worrying You? is a book designed to help children deal with worry. Most of the book presents outlandish problems ("Suppose a bald eagle makes a nest in your tangled hair", "You find out that your new teacher is a bear") and a few more realistic problems (a friend skins her knees and is afraid she can't go to a party, your uncle who has a scary voice is coming to visit). After presenting the problem there is an acknowledgement that this is a worry and a solution is presented. The last few pages are different methods you can use to get rid of any worry and ends with an encouragement.
My Impressions: This book is geared towards the early elementary crowd. I'm not sure my 3 year old would get much out of it and the pictures may be a little dark for him. That being said I think this would be a really great book if you have a 5 to 8 year old who spends too much time getting caught up in worries. This would've been a great book for my daughter at that age. I like the mix of silly and solutions and I think it could be something you could reference when talking with a child after you had read the book.
Would I recommend this book? Yes, to anyone with a child who gets overly stressed or upset about little things. It'd be good perspective.
*This book was received from Netgalley for review purposes.