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|When I feel worried|
Author: Spelman, Cornelia
A young guinea pig describes situations that make her worry, what being worried feels like, and how she can stop worrying. Includes note to parents and teachers.
Common Core Standards
Grade K → Reading → RL Literature → K.RL Key Ideas & Details
Grade 1 → Reading → RL Reading Literature → 1.RL Key Ideas & Details
Grade 1 → Reading → RL Reading Literature → 1.RL Craft & Structure
Kirkus Reviews (08/01/13)
School Library Journal (08/01/13)
Full Text Reviews:
School Library Journal - 08/01/2013 PreS-K—Spelman succinctly explores causes for a young child's worry and then shows positive ways to dispel negative feelings, such as telling an adult, being held, and listening to music. In double-page scenes, an anthropomorphic hamster expresses being worried about doctors, crowds, yelling, swimming, and more. The narrator's rabbit, cat, and dog acquaintances bring cheer and keep the topic light. The brief text and appealing illustrations broaden the book's appeal. Solid bibliotherapy.—Gay Lynn Van Vleck, Henrico County Library, Glen Allen, VA - Copyright 2013 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.
Booklist - 09/15/2013 The latest volume in the dependable The Way I Feel series tackles the problem of worrying and offers practical advice for young children. A little guinea pig, fully dressed, confesses that she feels worried when she doesn’t know what’s happening, when someone seems angry, and when she has to do something she has never done before. She has learned to handle the “wobbly, weak feeling,” though, by telling someone about it, by doing things that make her happy (art, music, and outdoor play), and by realizing that although everyone worries sometimes, the feeling doesn’t last. The colorful line-and-wash pictures illustrate a variety of childlike scenarios related to the text. Spelman’s reassuring, matter-of-fact tone is as helpful as the sensible advice she offers. A related note to parents and teachers suggests shielding kids from disquieting news reports and discusses how to help them manage everyday anxieties. An appealing, supportive resource for young children. - Copyright 2013 Booklist.