Ruby Finds a Worry

Tom Percival (Author)
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Description

From the creator of Perfectly Norman comes a sensitive and reassuring story about what to do when a worry won't leave you alone.

Meet Ruby--a happy, curious, imaginative 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 . . .

This perceptive and poignant story is the perfect springboard for talking to children about emotional intelligence and sharing hidden anxieties.

The Big Bright Feelings picture books provide kid-friendly entry points into emotional intelligence topics--from being true to yourself, to worrying, to anger management, to 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
Perfectly Norman
Ruby Finds a Worry
Ravi's Roar

Product Details

Price
$17.99  $16.55
Publisher
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date
September 03, 2019
Pages
32
Dimensions
9.5 X 0.5 X 11.9 inches | 1.05 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781547602377

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About the Author

Tom Percival is the author and illustrator of the Big Bright Feelings picture books--including Ravi's Roar, Ruby Finds a Worry, and Perfectly Norman--in addition to Herman's Letter, Herman's Vacation, and Bubble Trouble. He is also the author of Goat's Coat. He writes and illustrates in his native United Kingdom where he lives in a town called Stroud with his family.
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Reviews

"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