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POSSIBLY SOLVED > Children's picture book 1970s/80s with series of things kids might be scared of / worried about / embarrassed about

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message 1: by Kara (new)

Kara (kittysunshine) | 2 comments I read a book sometime between about 1977-1982 that covered a bunch of different scenarios that kids might be scared of or worried about or embarrassed of.

The one scenario I remember most distinctly is reaching up to grab your mom's hand in a crowd and then looking up and realizing you grabbed a stranger's hand. This might have been illustrated with people standing on an escalator? Or there might have been a separate scenario with an escalator.

I grew up in Ohio, so this would have been a book in the US. My dad was a teacher and a reading specialist, so we sometimes had readers and special school editions of books that weren't necessarily available to retail consumers. I don't think this book was one of those, but it's possible.

Would love to find this again if it rings a bell with anyone!


message 2: by Adele (new)

Adele | 1226 comments It could be Sometimes I Worry. The illustrations are by Mike Venezia


message 3: by Kara (new)

Kara (kittysunshine) | 2 comments What a great lead! I found these photos of Sometimes I Worry and it doesn’t look the least bit familiar, but sure enough there’s an escalator scene! https://us.letgo.com/en/i/1947-someti... Memory is weird.

Now I’m wondering if the hand holding bit was a completely different book! 🙃


message 4: by Lobstergirl, au gratin (new)

Lobstergirl | 40675 comments Mod
Kara, let us know when you find out if that's your book.


message 5: by Bailey (new)

Bailey If that seems unfamiliar perhaps it was the Dynamite Book Of Bummers? I've read a little collection of these and it sounds similar
to what you're describing.
http://neatocoolville.blogspot.com/20... This shows some of the artwork, though not the specific one you're looking for.
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1...


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