Kevin Henkes has a way with illustrating expressive mice, and the ancillary characters shine with dialogue and perceptive insights (Grandma sports a t-shirt touting GO WITH THE FLOW). Most of all, Wemberly Worried resonates with children, while their adults don’t mind reading and re-reading it.
Talk about feelings with young children. Make a list of worries (or list Wemberly’s worries). Talk about the worries without belittling them. For example, Wemberly thinks there might be a snake inside her radiator. Why does she think this? Is the radiator making a hissing sound? What are the likely causes of the sound? Use these tips to guide your discussion.