Illustrations – Marie Letourneau
Is a Worry Worrying You? is worrying me. I kid you not!
Suppose you had read a brilliant book by Ferida Wolff and Harriet May Savitz and you needed to write a review that shows just how good it is but you don’t know if your words can possibly explain your thoughts, when your thoughts about the book are more feelings than words.
Now that’s a worry!
But you can get rid of that worry by reading the book three times to yourself and then reading it to someone you know who worries a lot about a lot of things and ask them what they thought as well.
Because if you talk about a worry with someone else it’s easier to tell the worry to go away.
Suppose Marie Le Tourneau is an incredibly talented artist but you don’t know if you could ever be that talented or creative.
Now that’s a worry!
But you can get rid of that worry by admiring her talent and laughing along with the humour in her illustrations. You can also spend time searching out each picture for the worry monster you know will be lurking somewhere on every page.
You can remember that everyone has their own unique talents. Rather than spending time worrying about your weaknesses you can focus on your strengths and spend time doing what you’re passionate about.
Is a Worry Worrying You? may be intended for a young audience but adult worriers can also learn valuable tools while reading this book. After defining what a worry is, our authors take us on a guided tour of realistic worries children may have but told in a wild and wacky way. Like what to do if a gorilla borrows your skateboard but doesn’t return it to you when they say they will.
The reader is empowered with practical tools for managing and banishing worries along with some much needed perspective for worrywarts, reminding us that most of what we worry about doesn’t happen anyway.
I don’t know what I was so worried about. That wasn’t so hard after all. I guess I was right. This book is helpful for adults as well as children.
I think I need to reread this every time I have a worry to practice what I’ve learned until the worry monster doesn’t bring luggage each time he knocks on my door because he knows he won’t be invited to stay anymore.
Thank you so much to NetGalley and Tanglewood Publishing for the opportunity to read this book.
Once Upon a Blurb
Adults think of childhood as a carefree time, but the truth is that children worry, and worry a lot, especially in our highly pressurized era. This book addresses children’s worries with humour and imagination, as hilarious scenarios teach kids the use of perspective and the art of creative problem-solving.