One day, Ruby discovers a worry which grows and follows her everywhere she goes. As much as she tries to ignore it, it never seems to go away. Once she notices that other people have worries and starts talking about them, her worries shrink in size until they’re almost gone. A great lesson in acknowledging feelings and dealing with them for ages three and up! Recommended By Kim T., Powells.com
Synopses & Reviews
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!
Ruby Finds a Worry
"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 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)
"Focuses on the socio-emotional health of children . . . providing a window for discussions about fear and anxiety." Booklist
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.