Whether you’re 4, 40 or 104, you are never too old to get worried about something. Live for today. Seize the moment. A once in a lifetime opportunity. All things we have surely said and heard. But what happens when a worry stops you from doing these things? Meet Worrysaurus, he may only be little but he has some big worries…
This is a lovely rhyming story about Worrysaurus who heads out for a picnic in the sun. It isn’t long before worries start to fill his head though and his day out is no longer fun. Has he got enough food? Has he got enough to drink? Will he get lost? And his day gets even worse when he meets a lizard who points to the sky and gives Worrysaurus something else to worry about. Luckily, Worrysaurus has a very wise mummy and with a few words of wisdom he is able to manage his emotions and get on with his day.
Worrysaurus helps the reader to understand that it is perfectly normal to worry about things and that we all get the feeling of butterflies in our tummy. Some of the feelings you get when you are worried are cleverly woven into the tale as Worrysaurus’ teeth chatter and his legs feel like jelly. Yes, somethings are scary and worry us but it is important that we live in the moment and enjoy everything and not worry about all the things that could go wrong. It is often our fears of what could go wrong that stop us from doing those things that we want to do the most.
The Worrysaurus is beautifully written by Rachel Bright and expertly illustrated by Chris Chatterton. This is great reading for those children who are prone to overthinking and the perfect story telling helps to normalise having worries and helps children deal with their anxieties.
Recommended for 4+.