- Paperback: 32 pages
- Publisher: Greenwillow Books; 1 edition (April 27 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0061857769
- ISBN-13: 978-0061857768
- Product Dimensions: 20.3 x 0.3 x 25.4 cm
- Shipping Weight: 136 g
- Average Customer Review: 18 customer reviews
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Wemberly Worried Paperback – Apr 27 2010
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“Henkes once again puts his finger on the pulse of young children, combining good storytelling, careful characterization, and wonderfully expressive artwork to create an entertaining and reassuring picture book.” (School Library Journal (starred review))
“Wemberly shows that being human is cause for celebration, even if you’re a mouse.” (New York Times Book Review)
“This winning heroine speaks to the worrywart in everyone.” (Publishers Weekly (starred review))
About the Author
Kevin Henkes has been praised both as a writer and as an illustrator. He received the Caldecott Medal for Kitten’s First Full Moon; Caldecott Honors for Waiting and Owen; two Newbery Honors—one for Olive’s Ocean and one for The Year of Billy Miller—and Geisel Honors for Waiting and Penny and Her Marble. His other books include Egg, Old Bear, A Good Day, Chrysanthemum, and the beloved Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse. Kevin Henkes lives with his family in Madison, Wisconsin. www.kevinhenkes.com
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I've always liked Kevin Henkes's portrayal of fathers in his picture books. I like his other characters as well, of course, but Henkes just has dad's down pat. Take a gander at the dad in "Wemberly Worried" for example. Here's a nice pot-bellied father mouse (usually seen in close conjunction with the mother mouse) wearing different colored vests and striped shirts. Be sure to spot the special Halloween bat vest he sports as well! He's great. And so is the book.
Fans of Henkes's other mouse based picture books won't be disappointed with this one. The clever child might even locate a disguised Lily and little brother Julius (two of Henkes's best creations) hidden in one the pages. This book is a good choice for the child that shows a little reluctance towards that first day of school. Though Lily finds her solution through a similar friend, there are other ways of dealing with scary times in school. Be sure to pair this book with other first-day-of-school stories for a well-rounded view of that undoubtedly worrying time.
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