Genre: Children’s Fiction, Picture-Book
Published April 15th 2005 by Tanglewood
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This book addresses children’s worries with humor and imagination, as hilarious scenarios teach kids the use of perspective and the art of creative problem—solving.
|I thoroughly enjoyed this, I think this is relatable if you’re an adult and a child. It teaches a child how to cope with worry and how to overcome worry or anxiety about particular things, how not to fuel it or add to it. How to squash that little bug [or in this case a monster,] that aims to bring you down.
I read this to my six year old and he was not only eating up the illustrations which depict Worry to be akin to the monster under the bed, it shows the child in the story cowering and then how to push that Worry aside and overcome the fear. It turns it into a visual that the children can process, in my case, my son nodded his head and he said: “Oh, you mean like I’m worried about moving to a new school?” — so he was able to visualize his own Worry-Monster and learn that, it’s okay to worry but not to let it overpower him, and it was written as well as illustrated in a way that made sense to him. It is such a positive and empowering book to children, in my opinion.
I dare say I walked away from this book with a new view, too.
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