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Jack's Worry

(Candlewick Press / Walker Books)

Jack loves playing the trumpet, and for weeks he’s been looking forward to taking part in his first concert. But on the morning of the big day, Jack finds he has a Worry.

For anyone who’s ever been afraid of failing at something new, this book offers just what’s needed to shrink a Worry down to size.

Selected as one of the 2017 Bank Street College of Education Best Children’s Book of the Year.



Zuppardi successfully describes a universal fear and provides a simple mind-set that even a preschooler can use to help overcome that fear.
—School Library Journal

Ideal antidote for anxious kids facing their own Worries.
—Kirkus Reviews

Performing in a first musical concert can be a nerve-wracking experience, as Zuppardi has artfully visualized...The acrylic-and-pencil illustrations truly transmit the amorphous nature of worrying, using convincing facial and body language, followed by huge happy smiles portraying a joyful resolution.

Scribbly pencils and expressive bursts of paint readily capture the big, intense emotions Jack is feeling.
—Publishers Weekly

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