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Ruby's Worry

Written by Tom Percival

Illustrated by Tom Percival

Part of the Big Bright Feelings Series

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Ruby's Worry Review

Fantasy / Magical Featured Books for 3+ readers Featured Books for 5+ readers

Everyone could learn from Ruby. She’s a perfectly happy little girl, until she discovers a worry. The worry – depicted as a scribbly yellow shape – is hardly noticeable at first, but starts to grow and soon it’s with her all the time, stopping her from doing the things she loved. As Ruby worries about her worry – the worst thing you can do – it gets bigger still until it takes up the whole row at the cinema. The problem is solved when Ruby finds someone else with a worry; as they talk about them, something amazing happens – their worries disappear. Readers will recognise Ruby’s problems and see their own lives reflected in hers. Sensitive and very reassuring this clever book raises lots of opportunities for children to talk about their worries. 

Andrea Reece

Ruby's Worry Synopsis

Ruby loves being Ruby. Until, one day, she finds a worry. At first it's not such a big worry, and that's all right, but then it starts to grow. It gets bigger and bigger every day and it makes Ruby sad. How can Ruby get rid of it and feel like herself again? A perceptive and poignant story that is a must-have for all children's bookshelves.

Ruby's Worry Press Reviews

A reassuring, empowering look at childhood anxieties with a positive message about sharing hidden worries   Fiona Noble, Bookseller

Praise for Perectly Norman;

This joyous, original paen to individuality is ... deftly judged   Guardian

A sweet and uplifting story that celebrates diversity ... and inspires children to dare to be different and have the courage to stand out    BookTrust

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ISBN: 9781408892152
Publication date: 12/07/2018
Publisher: Bloomsbury Childrens Books an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781408892152
Publication date: 12th July 2018
Author: Tom Percival
Illustrator: Tom Percival
Publisher: Bloomsbury Childrens Books an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 32 pages
Suitable for: 3+ readers, 5+ readers
Genres: Fantasy / Magical
Collections: Anxiety & Wellbeing - 50 Books to Help Children Cope, Diverse Voices - 80 Children's Books that Celebrate Difference, 85 Brilliant Books about Friendships,

About Tom Percival

Tom Percival studied Graphic Design in South Wales. His illustration career has seen him design Halloween merchandise for a major supermarket, create the character 'Hector' for an Aardman-animated road safety campaign and his book illustration work includes the artwork for the phenomenally successful Skulduggery Pleasant series. As well as illustrating fiction covers, Tom has also written and illustrated three picture books: Tobias and the Super Spooky Ghost Book, A Home for Mr Tipps and Jack’s Amazing Shadow. Herman’s Letter is Tom’s first picture book for Bloomsbury.. He lives in Stroud with his partner and ...

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