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Is a Worry Worrying You? Paperback – April 15, 2005
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I highly recommend this book for children of all ages.
The book is cute but it left me with two new worries.
First of all, I was worried that the book would give Magda all kinds of new worries to worry about. Would elephants REALLY come over? If she's worried about something, does that REALLY mean a blue monster is lurking in the house somewhere? She already has enough dreams that a bear is trying to eat all of her stuffed animals, the last thing I wanted is for her to have new material for her nightmares.
And secondly, is this the best advice for worry-filled children? The problem-solving part is helpful, but I'm not sure how practical the "ignore it and it'll go away" part is. Fretful children (and fretful adults) often KNOW that they're being irrationally fearful and being told to "just stop worrying" can make them feel ashamed for not being able to do so.
I should explain that when I read this, I had just finished reading The Opposite of Worry: The Playful Parenting Approach to Childhood Anxiety and Fears, by Lawrence J. Cohen. If your child really does have serious worry or anxiety issues, I highly, highly recommend it.Read more ›
Many of the scenarios are deliberately silly. What if your teacher is a brown bear and you forget your homework; a bald eagle turns your hair into a nest; a gorilla takes your skateboard. Silly and funny, yet offers advice along the way. Kids will love these scenarios and are sure to some up with their own, along with a solution. Along the way they learn creative ways of dealing with problems.
Then there are the snippets of advice that adults can take to heart along with their children. For instance, "most of the time, something you worry about never happens." Run a web search and there will be figures stating from 40 to 90 percent of the things we worry about never happen. That may be a hard thing to remember or believe while we are worrying, yet if this is true, we are worrying way too much. The authors also state that "a worry is as big or as small as you let it be," and "will stay as long as you let it." Pretty sound advice for kids of every age.
For a relatively short picture book (32 pages), it packs quite a lot of information, advice and fun. The illustrations are just a tad darker in tone than most other picture books, but then worrying is a rather dark endeavor. The pictures tell the story well. It took two talented authors to write this book.Read more ›
Is a Worry Worrying You? addresses the worries of children and helps the child deal with them in a way that they can identify with. If a herd of elephants are thirsty when they arrive for tea, just give them lemonade instead. It looks at worry and solving problems creatively.
Is a Worry Worrying You? is a book best read by children with an adult. The adult can helpfully explain any sticking points. The illustrations are quirky and show what I like to call the "worry monster" on the pages. The drawings evoke a feeling of worry without being scary. I believe my little children will enjoy them.
Armchair Interviews says: Is a Worry Worrying You? is a wonderful way to spend time with the special child in your life and allay the worries they all have at one time or another.
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this is the best children's book about anxiety that I have. I highly recommend this one. excellent illustrations as well.Published 20 days ago by painter
I'm a play therapist and had on opportunity to receive a free copy of this book for review. This is a book I had heard about professionally, and I am very pleased after reading... Read morePublished 1 month ago by KC
It makes you not feel so scared any more of things. It is a very nice book to read when you have a worry. Written by a worried 7 year old :)))Published 2 months ago by katelyn farrar
Good book, but the illustrations are a little creepy, even for me as an adult.Published 3 months ago by Rachel
Is a Worry Worrying You? is a wonderful story filled with silly pictures and situations to help explain to children different kinds of worries they may face and how to get rid of... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Grateful Grandma
A friend loaned us this book- it is AMAZING. My 6 year old has begun worrying/ being anxious over anything and everything. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Jennifer_in_VT
This was a pleasure to read, although I could not fully enjoy the illustrations on my Kindle. In a time when kids seem to get more and more anxious, it is a very well thought out... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Ana Silva
Pretty good, but still too abstract in my opinion. The illustrations might even scare some kids, which is the opposite of what you want if you have a worrier.Published 8 months ago by leo
Ok so I noticed this book a while back on *Netgalley and immediately fell in love with the cover. I mean come on look at how awesome it is. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Melissa Robinson