Reference: Henkes, K. (2000). Wemberly Worried. New York. Green Willow Books.

Brief Annotation: The story is about a little girl mouse named Wemberly who worries about everything, big and small things. Wemberly worried at all times of the day and her family even told her she worried way too much. She worried about all sorts of things at home, on the playground, at her birthday party, and at her new school. She thought of all kinds of things to worry about at these places. After Wemberly went to her new school and met friends she then stopped worrying so much.

Genre: Fiction

Grade Level: 1-3

Readers who will like this: Readers who worry just like Wemberly will enjoy reading this book and learning about how Wemberly’s worrying finally stopped.

Rating/Response 1-5: 5, as a person who worries just like Wemberly it is nice reading a book that relates to me with good illustrations, and shows myself and other readers how to cope with our worrying.

Text-Dependent Question: What are some of the things Wemberly worried about because she was going to a new school? Can you infer what made Wemberly feel better while at school?