Sunday, December 15, 2013

Is a Worry Worrying You? by Ferida Wolff and Harriet May Savitz with Illustrations by Marie LeTourneau - Review

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.

Genre: Children's

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.

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