Book of the Week: Wemberly Worried

Book of the Week, Children's
Published: 2010 Greenwillow Books

Reasons why I liked this book, and chose it as Book of the Week:

Wemberly’s a sweet character that you can’t help but love and sympathize with.

Even though she worries – a lot – she doesn’t let that stop her from doing things, like going to school.

Even though we are all different, there are many things that make us alike.

It shows that if you’re worried about something more than likely there is someone else who is just as worried. That’s comforting to know.

I love  her name – Wemberly.

I love that she is emotional, and that she isn’t afraid to express how worried she is.

I like how it’s an example to show children that they things they worry about matter – to them.

It’s an example to show how children can work through their worries.

It’s honest – children worry more than adults think.

Wemberly has a great sense of style!

I loved the names of Wemberly’s  and her friend Jewel’s dolls – Petal and Nibblet

The illustrations are bright and alluring.

The writing is simple, but great. It’s what really drives the story.

Back to Our Regularly Scheduled Programming


I’ve taken a bit of a break for two reasons.

One, I wanted readers (hello, are you out there?!) to focus solely on the contest that was recently posted. You know, the contest where you could have won a poster signed by Katherine Paterson (author of Bridge to Terabitha, The Great Gilly Hopkins, etc.).  Since no one entered the contest this time around, I decided to pull it down for the time being (don’t worry, it will be posted sometime in the future).

Two, life’s busy. But no worries, the BookBandit is back with Books of the Week, reviews, and of course more contests.

So stay tuned!