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.
This story captures in a sincere way a child’s first experience with a worry. I love how it presents the worry in a physical way because this will help children understand what it means to worry. The book offers an insightful tale into how a worry grows, starts to detract from joy, and can best be addressed.
Tom Percival is the author and illustrator of the picture books Ruby Finds a Worry, Perfectly Norman, Herman’s Letter, Herman’s Vacation, and Bubble Trouble. He is also the author of Goat’s Coat. He writes and illustrates picture books in his native United Kingdom, where he lives in a town called Stroud with his family. www.tom-percival.com