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Wemberly Worried

by Kevin Henkes

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"Wemberly Worried" is about a mouse named Wemberly who finds herself worrying about many things. She worries about big things, small things, and everything in between. Her parents comfort her when they see that she needs it and she also finds comfort in the little stuffed animal, named Petal, that she has. Then, Wemberly starts school and a whole new set of worries start. When she walks into her class though, her teacher, Mrs. Peachum, introduces her to another student. Wemberly then meets Jewel, who worries just as much as she does, and this makes them bond. Their friendship ends up helping Wemberly come out of her shell more and she ends up taking more chances at having fun with the other students. At the end, we see Wemberly become less worried and more confident. Overall, this book was wonderful to read. I found myself relating to Wemberly because I suffer from anxiety. Wemberly's experience reminded me of my own childhood anxiety and how I was always worrying about everything as well. Reading this book made me wish I could have read this when I was younger because I bet it would have helped me to feel less alone back then. This is also the reason why I would definitely read this to my future students one day. I would want to inform my students about the subject of anxiety and that being anxious isn't something to be ashamed of. I would teach them that it's important to find comfort with ourselves by reaching out for help and doing activities that help them worry less, like Wemberly has. ( )
  goreyes | Sep 29, 2016 |
This book tells the story of Wemberly, a little mouse who worried about everything all the time. Wemberly’s worries increase as she contemplates heading off to nursery school with her faithful doll petal. She worries about the other kids, the teacher, and everything until she meets a friend with a faithful doll who is just like her. Then, well, she still worries, only not so much.
  paulaboy | Aug 4, 2016 |
Well, compared to [b:Scaredy Squirrel|562763|Scaredy Squirrel (Scaredy Squirrel)|Mélanie Watt|https://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1349042012s/562763.jpg|549907], this is just a bit heavier. A little more humor would have helped. As is, the best parts were the grandma's sayings (on shirt and sampler) and the specific worries in the thought bubbles. Still, it's a book that is likely to help a young worrier. I enjoyed it and do recommend it. ( )
  Cheryl_in_CC_NV | Jun 6, 2016 |
I thought this book was really cute! I think it is a great story for allowing students to not let the little things drag you down or keep you from doing what you have to do! Although the book is a fantasy, the plot is logical, making the impossible seem real. Going page to page the plot builds and you see at the end, how Wemberley's worrying was all a waste of energy! Specifically on page 21, when it says, "She worried all the ways there" in *huge* font, put emphasis on the point the author was trying to make about Wemberley worrying so much! The illustrations made the setting and the characters seem imaginative and real. One pages 12-13 you see Wemberley and her mouse classmates jumping for joy and showing human characterisitics. I also find Wemberley's grandmother's shirt, on page 5, hilarious! (It says, GO WITH THE FLOW). Doing all of these things, made the book seem more realistic and relatable. ( )
  hfetty1 | May 3, 2016 |
Wemberly Worried is a children's picture book written by Kevin Henkes. The book is about a child, Wemberly, who worries about everything. This worry gets exceptionally high when she is about to start a new school. She is so afraid that she will not have friends. However, she ends up making a friend and all of her worries go away. I would recommend this book to any parent or classroom teacher not only because it is enjoyable but it also shows kids that usually the things that we worry about work themselves out. ( )
  Cbk81 | Apr 10, 2016 |
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0688170277, Hardcover)

Wemberly the mouse worries about everything: big things, like whether her parents might disappear in the middle of the night; little things, like whether she'll spill grape juice on her toy rabbit, Petal; and things in between, like whether she might shrink in the bathtub. What she is more worried about than anything else, however, is her first day at the New Morning Nursery School: "What if no one else has spots? What if no one else wears stripes? What if no one else brings a doll? What if the teacher is mean? What if the room smells bad?" Happily, Miss Peachum introduces her to a kindred spirit right away. Jewel doesn't have spots, but she is wearing stripes and holding a doll. As Wemberly plays with her new friend, she still worries, but no more than usual. ("And sometimes even less.")

Kevin Henkes, well-loved creator of the award-winning Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse, gets to the heart of a child's feelings like no one else can. Young worrywarts (and their parents) will see themselves in Wemberly, and be relieved that she, too, worries about playground equipment ("Too rusty. Too loose. Too high."), sure-to-be-inhabited cracks in the wall, whether she will be the only butterfly in the Halloween parade, and, of course, whether school will be dreadful in every way. Henkes's Lilly-style illustrations are sweet, expressive, and loaded with funny, inventive details that invite close perusal with every reading. (Wemberly's roller-blading grandma, for example, is wearing a T-shirt that says "Go with the flow.") We're not worried about whether this book will become a classic--it will! (Ages 4 to 8) --Karin Snelson

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A mouse named Wemberly, who worries about everything, finds that she has a whole list of things to worry about when she faces the first day of nursery school.

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