What's Worrying You? (Hardcover)

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By Molly Potter, Sarah Jennings (Illustrator)
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A book that teaches young children how to deal with the highs and lows of life. As a person who suffers from anxiety, this is a great book to get the conversation started with your little ones about recognizing their own feelings and how to overcome them in a positive way.

— From Sandra recommends


We all have worries, but when they get bigger and bigger -- and it feels like you can't control them any more -- what do you do then?

What's Worrying You? is a book all about helping children understand their worries, and teaching them what to do when they feel overwhelmed by thoughts and feelings.

Each page takes the child step-by-step through different worry scenarios -- like fighting with a friend, getting in trouble at school, or feeling like no one is listening -- then offers suggestions for how to alleviate anxiety. With fun and lively illustrations from Sarah Jennings, gentle guidance on developing emotional literacy, and simple advice for tackling problems they might face, What's Worrying You? is the perfect book for helping children deal with their feelings and gain confidence in the world around them.

About the Author

At a very young age Sarah discovered a love of drawing and has been scribbling in a sketchbook ever since! Since graduating in 2013 she has worked on a variety of books. Sarah works from her home studio in the company of her three-legged cat, Calvin.

Praise For…

“A fantastic look at what children worry about in every day life but put in a child friendly way that is easily understood. With superb advice all the way through and excellent illustrations... this is the perfect book for a child to be able to talk to any adult about their worries!” —Gemma at Elgin

“The book is excellent at putting things from a child's perspective and whilst acknowledging that the fears are very real, it puts children's minds at rest with its practical approach and easily applied solutions that can be used on an on-going basis.” —Parents in Touch

“Bright, visually appealing and emotionally accurate, this book will help promote resilience in children; improve self-awareness and communication skills through the development of vocabulary associated with a range of moods and feelings... and would be perfect for use throughout the primary school in PSHE lessons and nurture-based intervention groups.” —The Reader Teacher, @MrEPrimary

“The entire book appears to have been produced with real love, care and expertise: the messages are well considered and the tone is just right for young children.” —Claire Ward-Dutton, Little Parachutes

“With a handy glossary of feelings and notes for parents, this book will help children talk about the issues in their lives and help them cope with their daily worries in a practical way.” —The Teacher Magazine

Product Details
ISBN: 9781472949806
Publisher: Bloomsbury Children's Books
Publication Date: August 4th, 2020
Pages: 32
Language: English

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