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Wemberly Worried (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) Library Binding – April 27, 2010
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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 an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Top Customer Reviews
worries about everything. She worries about the jungle gym at the park, her rabbit doll, and many other everyday occurrences. Henkes uses very colorful and descriptive pictures so as to help out young readers make a correlation between the words and their meanings. Henkes also uses repetition to hold the young readers attention and to emphasize the fact that Wemberly worries about
everything. The book gives children a good view of school and makes them excited to attend school, have fun, and make new friends. This book is good for the parents who may be worried that their kids will not like school or for kids
who have already expressed their fears of leaving their parents for school. However, the book is not suited for kids that have already experienced school and have realized that it is not very scary and that they like it. All in all, Wemberly Worried is an excellent book to buy to ease your child's anxiety about school or other things they may worry about.
I've always liked Kevin Henkes's portrayal of fathers in his picture books. I like his other characters as well, of course, but Henkes just has dad's down pat. Take a gander at the dad in "Wemberly Worried" for example. Here's a nice pot-bellied father mouse (usually seen in close conjunction with the mother mouse) wearing different colored vests and striped shirts. Be sure to spot the special Halloween bat vest he sports as well! He's great. And so is the book.
Fans of Henkes's other mouse based picture books won't be disappointed with this one. The clever child might even locate a disguised Lily and little brother Julius (two of Henkes's best creations) hidden in one the pages. This book is a good choice for the child that shows a little reluctance towards that first day of school. Though Lily finds her solution through a similar friend, there are other ways of dealing with scary times in school. Be sure to pair this book with other first-day-of-school stories for a well-rounded view of that undoubtedly worrying time.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Eh, it was ok. It didn't really help my child learn how to deal with worry. It was more like, "Hey, here's a mouse who worries".Published 1 month ago by Bender
Wemberly is a full-time worrier. She even worries about having enough worries.
Nothing seems to reassures the sweet little mouse. Read more
As a speech language pathologist, I like to teach kids about specific emotions. This book was recommended to me by a child psychologist with whom I collaborate to help kids with... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Lynn Volpini
My 3 year old son is an anxious child. This book has really helped him be ok with doing new things and meeting new people.Published 3 months ago by ashesel
Good until she makes one friend at school and instantly all is fine. Not super helpful for kids who have friends but are still anxious about school.Published 3 months ago by L. Macaulay
This is a great book for all kids, but especially if you have a worrier. Great tool for talking to kids about emotions! Love Kevin Henkes' books! Read morePublished 5 months ago by Wani