Bibliographic information: Henkes, K. (2000). Wemberly worried. New York: Greenwillow Books.

Annotation: This book is about a mouse named Wemberly who worries about everything. She worries about things such as trees falling on her house, the snakes in the radiator, and nobody would come to her birthday party. She worried especially about her first day of school, but when she got to school she met a friend who also worried about everything. They became close and spent time together as well as their dolls spending time together. Wemberly became less worried and she told her teacher that she would be back tomorrow so don’t worry.

 Genre:  Fiction

Grade Level: k-2

Readers who will like this book:  People who worry a lot, parents of children who worry about everything, and children learning about friendship

Personal Response and Rating: 5/5.

I would give this book a 5/5. I thought it was a good lesson to not be so worried about everything all the time. I myself worry too much, so I can relate to Wemberly. In the end it always seems to work out somehow, so I found this book to be really inspiring and a good reminder to not worry so much.

Text Dependent Question:

Which thing do you think Wemberly worried about the most? Why was Wemberly so worried about everything all the time? How was Wemberly helped with her worries?