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Worries Go Away

4.35  ·  Rating details ·  52 ratings  ·  8 reviews
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published 2014 by Hodder Children's Books
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Apr 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Really good book to use with children to talk about worrying and mental illness.
Busy Mummy
Nov 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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Jul 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book would be perfect to use throughout primary ages from FS to year 6. It is told through poetry but it involves worries inside our heads, how our minds start happy but can also hold lots of worries. It could be used to talk about worries in KS1 and mental health in KS2 as it is very colourful so it is not scary, but children may be able to relate to the worries they may feel. It also teaches that sharing worries with friends and family can help them to go away and free your mind from feel ...more
Dani Smith
Jul 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-to-kids
I read this with my 7 year old son who has ADHD and it's the first time he has felt able to rationalise his thoughts and explain what's going on for him internally
This was a huge breakthrough so thank you
Ruth McEnaney
Jan 26, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Beautifully illustrated book about opening up to someone you trust about your worries. Encourages children to talk about their worries rather than keeping them hidden.
Kayleigh Cyphus
Oct 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Without a shadow of a doubt, this is the best picture book for children (and grown ups!) that deals with worries and anxiety. Worries Go Away is a beautifully illustrated story that's accessible with rhymes and imagery (in typical Kes Gray style, it's fun to read!), that shows the progression of worrying from that little nagging thought at the back of your mind to the full blown worry and feeling of being unable to escape those thoughts, but then how just by sharing your worries or feelings with ...more
Dimity Powell
Nov 21, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kids-lit
A solid four for this one. I'm a bit of a fan of Kes Gray fan and especially like his picture books that tackle the more difficult aspects of kidhood. Ably supported by Wildish's sumptuously painted illustrations, this picture book gently reveals the light to which worried little minds can turn to for enlightenment and support instead of locking themselves away with their worries and woes. Worth taking a page out for adults, also. ...more
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Jul 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: parents/teachers/social care workers/therapeutic practitioners
I LOVE this book, it's very important message and it's engaging pictures.
An excellent resource for developing emotional literacy, opening dialogue about feelings and encouraging children to communicate with others if they're feeling scared or worried. See my more detailed review with photographs and video here :http://missusbspicturebookreviews.blo...
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