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Wemberly Worried (Mouse Books)

4.2 of 5 stars 4.20  ·  rating details  ·  9,853 ratings  ·  753 reviews
Wemberly worried about everything.

Big things.

Little things.

And things in between.

Then it was time for school to start.And Wemberly worried even more.

If you ever worry (or know someone who does), this is the book for you.
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published July 25th 2000 by Greenwillow Books (first published January 1st 2000)
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Okay, I love Kevin Henkes! He is a genius! I want to read all of his books!!! I can't wait to share them with my kids! I love how he looks at children's joys and hopes and fears with absolute RESPECT.

In this story, Wemberly (who is a GIRL mouse, I might add--from the cover and name, I expected a boy for some reason!) worries about big things (like something happening to her parents) and small things (like spilling juice), she worries about her bunny doll (and when she worries she rubs her dolls...more
Gennie Hendrick
I really like this story and I think this would be a great book to read to a child who is apprehensive about going to school for the first time, going to a new class/school, or if you have a worrier like Wemberly.
In this story, Wemberly, a young mouse, worries about everything! The author takes the readers through her list of worries – big ones and small ones. Wemberly worries constantly despite her grandmother telling her she worries too much. The source of her biggest worry is her first day of school. When she arrives however, her teacher introduces her to another student who also is carrying a doll and seems a bit shy. The two become instant friends and enjoy their first day of school together. As Wem...more
Lisa Vegan
Feb 20, 2010 Lisa Vegan rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: anxious children; children about to start school or any new endeavor; all children
Recommended to Lisa by: Kathryn
Well, my mother called me a worry wart when I was a child so this probably would have been a perfect book for me. I now know some kids who are likely to appreciate this book.

Cute, funny, true.

Wemberly is a girl mouse who worries about everything, and the things she worries about really are things that children worry about, small, big, and in-between things. And, Wemberly’s fears do lessen by the end of the book, but there’s not some sort of happily ever after ending, and I really appreciate that...more
Sabrina Henry
This was an interesting book about a little girl who is usually worriedsome. The author gently, yet in a fun way, explained the worriedsome characters of this little girl. The book outlines fears and anxieties that are usually experienced by children in new situations. I can relate to this book because even as an adult I still experience some of these fears and anxieties when I'm about to encounter any form of newness. Due to the fact that I am aware of this and also the impact this can have on...more
NS-Christine Johnson
Wemberly worries about everything! Her parents tell her not to worry. Her grandmother tells her not to worry, but Wemberly still worries. She worries about big things and small things and especially about her first day at school. What if the teacher is mean? What if she hates the snack? Read to find out how Wemberly's first day of school goes. Will Wemberly continue to worry?

This is an adorable book filled with colorful pictures of Wemberly the mouse. Children will be able to identify with some...more
Shamilah Gillani
"Wemberly Worried" is a great book about a little mouse who worries all the time. She worries about every possible thing there is to worry about, even when her parents tell her not to! So naturally, she is worried about her first day of school. Surprisingly, she finds friends who are worried as well! I like that the book gives the message that we may be different, but we are all also the same in one way or another. My students can learn that it's okay to be worried and scared, because chances ar...more
Anna Summers
Wemberley Worried is about a little mouse, Wemberly, who worries about everything, especially starting school. After spending her first day at school, Wemberly realizes that school is fun. As the end of the day, Wemberly tells her classmates, “Not to worry, she would be back tomorrow”. The author, Kevin Henkes, really hit the nail on the head with this book. The theme of the book is worry; and worry is a universal theme that most everyone can relate to. This darling book is perfect to read aloud...more
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Mary-Kate Ganssle
Title: Wemberly Worried
Author: Kevin Henkes
Date of Publication: 2000
Genre: Fiction

Wemberly is a mouse who has always found herself worrying about everything. When she is faced with her first day of school, she is drowned with new list of worries. But ater getting there and meeting a new friend, she learns that school was nothing to worry about at all.

I thought this was a really sweet story that would be a great read-aloud for the younger grades. By providing examples of situat...more
Melba Deoleo
This books tells us the story of a little mouse called Wemberly who pretty much worried about everything, big or small, day or night, it simply did not matter. Her parents encouraged not to worry so much about things, but Wemberly simply couldn't help herself.Her biggest worry was caused by the upcoming first day of school, she had so many things going through her mind, "What if no one else has spots?" or "What if the teacher is mean?". Wemberly's day got a lot better when she made a friend in c...more
Cheryl in CC NV
Well, compared to Scaredy Squirrel, 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.
The Book Maven
Wemberly’s mother and father have a big worry: their little Wemberly worries about everything. No matter how much her parents and her grandmother urge her not to worry, to go with the flow, she still worries—and rubs at her stuffed rabbit’s ears, which she is worried she will rub away. But there’s a bigger worry coming up that eclipses all others: Wemberly’s first day of school is coming up! What will happen when she’s surrounded by dozens of other children who might not understand her worrying...more
This was read to my child at a going into Kindergarten event, and all parents were given copies of the book to take home. Great. Whereas Kindergarten seemed like a great new adventure before we went to the event, when we left, it was a danger-filled swamp of terrors.

Wemberly is not only worried about Kindergarten, mind you. Wemberly has worried since the beginning; about terrible things coming to get you from the cracks in the wall, about getting sucked down the drain if you shrink in the batht...more
This book is about a mouse named Wemberly who worries about big things, small things, and in between. She worries about her parents, her favorite doll, and the tree in the front yard! Her biggest worry is about her first day of school. “What if they make fun of my name?” “What if I can’t use the bathroom?” “What if I have to cry?” When she arrived at her school, she quickly made friends with another student that had a favorite doll as well. Wemberley stopped worrying so much after that! I would...more
Wemberly Worried is like Alvin Ho from Alvin Ho: Allergic to Girls, School, and Other Scary Things or Allie Finkle from Moving Day. She worries about everything, and it's really unwarranted worrying as she soon discovers. I like the book for a lot of reasons, but my favorite is the grandmother who comments on Wemberly's attitude in small captions throughout the book. She very amusing. A good book that I think most children could appreciate for its humor and underlying message that things are goi...more
Shaley Dunn
Poor Wemberly worries about everything. Now she has a bigger worry than ever, her first day of school. Her parents try to get her to not worry, but nothing helps. Great pictures and a lot of kids could relate to worrying about the first day of school.
I had to add this book to my list. I read it today to my daughter who is a huge worrier and it was wonderful, she was able to see how silly it is too worry about silly things and she was able to laugh at herself. I love this book!
Kristen Lindsay
The book "Wimberly Worried" was an interesting read, I feel that the book was very relatable to younger children of the age 3-9. The book's main character was about a mouse that worried all the time. Every new event that happened in the book the main character Wimberly worried. Wimberly worried about the first day of school. Wimberly also worried about what would happen at school. I feel that this book can be used if one has a student or a child that constantly worries especially about school, f...more
Julian Franklin
Wemberly Worried is a story about a young mouse who worries about everything. We venture through Wimberly's life as she worries about big things, little things, and things in between, while her parents and grandmother constantly try to comfort Wimberly. This book is great for a think a loud. This book could be great for making connections. Worrying is a feeling that most students will feel, especially on the first day of school. There are many other books about the first day of school and emotio...more
This book is about a girl named Wemberly who worries about everything. She is very nervous to start school and worries about all the things that may happen there. At the end she is introduced by her teacher to a girl who is similar to her. This makes her feel more comfortable at school and she does not worry as much. This book would be a great resource for a mini-lesson when teaching students how they can support and be helpful to others. This book is especially great for the younger students in...more
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Wemberly Worried is a story about a mouse that worries about everything! Her parents and grandmother constantly tell her not to worry, but Wemberly continues to worry. Wemberly's biggest worry is about her first day of school. When she was at school, she made a friend who had a doll just like herself. At the end of the book, Wemberly's teacher, Mrs. Peachum, told her to come back the next day and Wemberly's response was, "I will, don't worry." In my classroom, I will use this book to develop lan...more
Sharlet Mullen
This is a fun book of how children really look at going to school for the first time. Then they meet a good friend and have the best time.
Wemberly Worried is a story that tells about a shy little mouse named Wemberly, who worries about everything and finds that she has a whole list of things to worry about when she faces the first day of nursery school. Also, Wemberly worries about one thing most of all: her first day of school. However, when she meets a worrywart in her class, Wemberly realizes that school is too much fun to waste time worrying. This text will be an awesome think aloud for students because it focuses on emotions...more
My hubby says I'm Wemberly so as you can imagine I totally relate to this sweet little mouse.
Tiffany Wideman
Wemberly Worried is a book about how Wemberly worried about everything. She worried about things from spilling her juice to the morning, the afternoon and nighttime. One major thing she worried about was the first day of school. Once she gets to school she expresses her worries however, she meets a classmate and realize she will be just fine and school is to fun to waste time worrying. I would use this book in my classroom to teach the literacy device of mood. Mood is defined as an element that...more
so cute, Wemberly worries about everything! Kind of reminds me of someone, oh right, ME!
I love Wemberly! If you worry too much, you will love Wemberly too.
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I found this while compiling a list of books for a classroom relaxation centre. I was looking for children's books that focus primarily on feelings of worry and anxiety, and this book is the perfect match. Wemberly Worried is the first book I've read by Kevin Henkes, and I absolutely love it. The story is touching, the characters are charming, and the illustrations are adorable. This book is a wonderful resource for the classroom and for the household. A...more
A perfect book for children starting school. Gently addresses worry and fear of the unknown and new situations. Wemberly is a sensitive and caring mouse whose parents and grandmother have a more relaxed approach to life. They give her no reasons not to worry, but so is life sometimes. When Wemberly gets to school, she meets a girl with the same fears, a similar stuffed animal, and a similar outfit and she realizes that she is not alone. Just as her parents told her. But who listens to their pare...more
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Kevin Henkes became an author/illustrator when he was nineteen years old, working on a card table in his bedroom.
Today he's the author of many award-winning picture books and novels.
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