Set in an African jungle, a warthog realises that everyone has worries and how to handle his worries.
What are some of your worries? Ralph the worried warthog has plenty of worries, and they all seem impossible to overcome. A hedgehog helps show Ralph that this is certainly not the case. The lion is scared of thunderstorms, the ground squirrel is nervous about preparing for winter and the frog is worried he can’t jump as high as his friends. Every animal has their own worries, and Wilson learns that a way to handle his worries is to talk about them!
• Gives children concrete strategies for dealing with anxiety and concerns.
• Appealing and amusing watercolour illustrations complement the text.
• This story encourages empathy as it shows that we all have our own worries.
Lucy Pickett is originally from the southwest of England but now lives in Cambridge, UK. She studied a BA in Illustration at the Plymouth University before studying her MA in Children’s Book Illustration at the Cambridge School of Art. She always wanted to be an artist when she was growing up, apart from a brief period during which she wanted to be a popstar. Her first public display of artwork was on the side of a recycling truck after winning a competition when she was fourteen. When she isn’t drawing, she can be found listening to music and making friends with cute animals. Her favourite things include cups of tea and a nicely sharpened 2B pencil.
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