Book Review: Is A Worry Worrying You? By Ferida Wolff and Harriet May Savitz

What an excellent and important this little book is! This is a book that I would gladly recommend to all the grown ups and all the children alike because everyone worries and mostly no one knows how to deal with it. The author not only addresses the many guises that often the smallest of worries dons on and comes knocking or to use a phrase from the book 'has no manners and barges in'.

I loved the way the author has given everyday causes and symptoms that any child might be able to relate to, to explain what does a worry feel like, how it can manifest itself as a physical ailment or a mental block and how to conquer it. The fact that Wolff and Savitz have not only spoken about how and what causes worry-a bully, first day of school, fear of sleeping alone to name a few- but also the ways in which it can be tackled, makes the book a keeper to be reached out for when you are feeling a little lost as a parent or even as an individual.

The illustrations on my Kindle probably do not help me much in making an impression but I am quite sure that they are delightful and engaging in a hard copy of the book.

I am in fact quite surprised that I hadn't come across this book earlier but like they say, better late than never.


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