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The Worrying Worries

Written by Rachel Rooney

Illustrated by Zehra Hicks

Early Years Family / Home Stories Humorous

LoveReading View on The Worrying Worries

A vibrant picture book on how to handle your worries

January 2021 Book of the Month

Worries – they’re easy to acquire and then, before you know it, they’ve taken over and are with you all the time, interrupting your fun, spoiling playtime, keeping you awake at night. Don’t worry though, help is at hand. The little boy in this story takes his Worry to a Worry Expert who has lots of advice and suggestions that successfully send the Worry away, even though it has got really big. The Worry is portrayed as a colourful, lively scribble, cheerful and smiling though clearly a real pest. The approach taken will help children prone to worrying feel they’re not alone and the Worry Expert’s advice will work for everyone. Written in a fluid rhyming text and with bold, child-friendly illustrations, this is a great book to share and will be really helpful for anxious children.

You can find more books on this theme in our Anxiety & Wellbeing collection.

Andrea Reece

The Worrying Worries Synopsis

What happens when you get a Worry? They can follow you around everywhere, and they are HUNGRY. They feed on your fears and put sad thoughts in your head until they've grown so big, it can be hard to get anything done! Luckily, the Worry Doctor knows exactly what to do.

The Worrying Worries Press Reviews

A funny, insightful story - The Bookseller

Book Information

ISBN: 9781783449354
Publication date: 7th January 2021
Author: Rachel Rooney
Illustrator: Zehra Hicks
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 32 pages
Year Groups: Early Years
Topics: Body / Health, Family / Home Stories, Humorous, Self-Awareness / Self-Esteem

About Rachel Rooney

RACHEL ROONEY trained and worked as a teacher of Special Needs for many years before re-discovering her love of writing poetry. She was shortlisted for the CLiPPA Poetry Award in 2015 and 2019 and was longlisted for the Carnegie Medal. She has also been a judge for both the CLiPPA and the Betjeman Poetry Prize. Rachel was born in London and now lives in Brighton.  

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