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Silly Billy by Anthony Browne
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Silly Billy (2006)

by Anthony Browne

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Billy is a bit of a worrier. He worries about everything. His Grandma knows just what he needs to help him overcome his fears. Once he learns Grandma's secret he finds he never has to worry again. A good book about children's fears and how to overcome them.
  LibraryPAH | Dec 6, 2018 |
billy worries a lot his grandma makes dolls for him to share his worries with. The story talks about what to do when worried and what worry is so children can label the emotion.
  JenaMcNeley | Aug 9, 2017 |
Response - A sweet story and clever incorporation of worry dolls. The author effectively develops the character Billy.

Curricular connection - read aloud; reading groups; teach anxiety and facing fears
  jegammon | Feb 10, 2015 |
Silly Billy is a story about a young boy that can not seem to go to bed because he worries about a lot. He worries about unrealistic things and real things. After his grandmother gives his "worry dolls" he begins to overcome these worries in a different way he ever though he could. ( )
  Raquelb | Oct 2, 2014 |
A boy named Billy is scared and worried all the time, He goes to spend time with his Grandma and she introduces him to "worry dolls". This helps him not worry about things anymore.
Source: Pierce County Library
Ages: 3-5
  andreamathison | Nov 11, 2013 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0763631248, Hardcover)

A funny, sympathetic antidote to worry from a Hans Christian Andersen Medalist

Billy worries about everything, from shoes that might march out the window to giant birds that might carry him away. One night on a visit to Grandma's, Billy is so anxious that he can't sleep. But Grandma has just the thing for a boy like Billy — tiny, colorful worry dolls, made to do his worrying for him. That night when Billy puts the dolls under his pillow, he sleeps like a log. But soon it dawns on Billy that something is not quite right — now he has all those worry dolls to worry about! Leave it to Anthony Browne, with his surreal illustrations and a final clever twist, to come up with a solution that puts Billy at ease at last.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:09:51 -0400)

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To help with his anxiety, Billy uses the worry dolls his grandmother recommends, but he finds that they do not quite solve his problem.

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