Ruby Finds a Worry (Big Bright Feelings)
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The beloved picture book about what to do when a worry won't leave you at alone -- perfect for reassuring young readers in times of stress.
Meet Ruby -- a happy, curious, imaginative young girl. But one day, she finds something unexpected: a Worry. It's not such a big Worry, at first. But every day, it grows a little bigger . . . and a little bigger . . . . Until eventually, the Worry is ENORMOUS and is all she can think about.
But when Ruby befriends a young boy, she discovers that everyone has worries, and not only that, there's a great way to get rid of them too . . . she just has to share her feelings.
This perceptive and poignant story is the perfect springboard for talking to children about emotions and anxieties.
The Big Bright Feelings picture book series provides kid-friendly entry points into emotional intelligence topics -- from being true to yourself to dealing with worries, managing anger, and making friends. These topics can be difficult to talk about. But these books act as sensitive and reassuring springboards for conversations about mental and emotional health, positive self-image, building self-confidence, and managing feelings.
Read all the books in the Big Bright Feelings series!
Ruby Finds a Worry
Meesha Makes Friends
Tilda Tries Again
Praise For Ruby Finds a Worry (Big Bright Feelings)…
"Focuses on the socio-emotional health of children . . . providing a window for discussions about fear and anxiety." - Booklist, on RUBY FINDS A WORRY
“A priceless lesson for any child-or adult-conveyed in a beautifully child-friendly manner . . . A valuable asset to the library of a child who experiences anxiety and a great book to get children talking about their feelings.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review
“Percival treats worry like a natural part of life, including the idea that sharing worries with others is a good way to ensure “they never hung around for long."” —Publishers Weekly
“A captivating tale about happiness, being yourself, and the magic of learning to spread your wings and fly.” —Foreword Reviews, starred review, on PERFECTLY NORMAN
“The message of acceptance . . . is presented in a child-appropriate and thoughtful manner.” —Booklist on PERFECTLY NORMAN
“An ideal selection for storytimes.” —School Library Journal on PERFECTLY NORMAN
“Percival's message is emphasized through the canny use of color as a storytelling mechanism: Norman's world is in greyscale . . . As the wings come out, Norman and everything he's near turns technicolor.” —Publishers Weekly on PERFECTLY NORMAN
“The contrast of black-and-white illustrations with splashes of bright color complements the story's theme. . . . A heartwarming story about facing fears and acceptance.” —Kirkus Reviews on PERFECTLY NORMAN
Bloomsbury Children's Books, 9781547602377, 32pp.
Publication Date: September 3, 2019
About the Author
Tom Percival is a writer, artist, video producer and musician. He is the author of many picture books for children, including Herman's Letter, Herman's Holiday, Bubble Trouble, By the Light of the Moon, and his bestselling Big Bright Feelings series, which includes Perfectly Norman, Ruby's Worry, Ravi's Roar and Meesha Makes Friends.
Tom lives in Stroud with his partner and their two young children.