|Ruby finds a Worry (Big bright feelings)|
Author: Percival, Tom
A young girl's sense of adventure and exploration vanishes when she discovers a Worry that grows and grows until she learns how to get rid of it.
|Accelerated Reader Information:|
Interest Level: LG
Reading Level: 3.00
Points: .5 Quiz: 507817
Full Text Reviews:
Booklist - 08/01/2019 Feelings are frequently depicted as amorphous blobs in picture books, and here a scribbly yellow splotch embodies a young girl’s worry. At the outset, Ruby, a cheerful Black girl in a polka-dot dress and hair drawn into two explosive poofs, is carefree and adventurous. But when she discovers a small worry one day, she becomes frustrated that it won’t leave her alone. Ruby does her best to ignore it, but the more she bottles up her concerns, the bigger it gets. Eventually, she sees a sad boy with a blue worry of his own, and she asks him what is on his mind. As the two talk, their worries shrink, until finally they disappear completely. Percival focuses on the social-emotional health of children in this simplistic story, providing a window for discussions about fear and anxiety. He makes effective use of color, with Ruby, the boy, and their worries being the only glimpses of color in a gray world until they share their feelings. A useful resource in getting children to discuss their worries. - Copyright 2019 Booklist.