Kevin Henkes, well-loved creator of the award-winning Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse, gets to the heart of a child's feelings like no one else can. Young worrywarts (and their parents) will see themselves in Wemberly, and be relieved that she, too, worries about playground equipment ("Too rusty. Too loose. Too high."), sure-to-be-inhabited cracks in the wall, whether she will be the only butterfly in the Halloween parade, and, of course, whether school will be dreadful in every way. Henkes's Lilly-style illustrations are sweet, expressive, and loaded with funny, inventive details that invite close perusal with every reading. (Wemberly's roller-blading grandma, for example, is wearing a T-shirt that says "Go with the flow.") We're not worried about whether this book will become a classic--it will! (Ages 4 to 8) --Karin Snelson --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
Our kids absolutely love the twist at the end (no spoilers!) and they laugh every time. Also, some of the "worries" addressed in the book helped have on-going... Read morePublished 5 days ago by S. McCandless
A great way to open the door for discussion with little ones who are a little anxious about a first day of school, or if the chains are strong enough to hold a swing on a swing set... Read morePublished 18 days ago by Amy L. Sullivan
Great book - well illustrated to have in dealing with children who worry or are anxious. Kevin Henkes is a wonderful author of children's books.Published 2 months ago by Patricia Weiner
I read this story every year, at the beginning of the school year to my new students. It lets them know everyone worries a little!
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Great book. I feel like this book gives good examples of worrying and how to cope with them. Also this book gives a lot of opportunity to branch activities off of it. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amanda
Extremely satisfied. This book was my oldest daughters favorite when she was in preschool. Now it is my youngest daughters favorite.Published 3 months ago by Amy Seabrook
Great for use with kiddos with social skills training! Kids love it, funny book that they want to re-read! Awesome!Published 4 months ago by MonYon
Wemberley is a mouse who worries about everything. She worries about the tree in the garden, the crack on the wall, whether her parents will disappear in the middle of the night,... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Dancer In The Storm