Worries Go Away!
By Kes Gray
Illustrated by Lee Wildish
For every child who has worries - whether they are big or small. Illustrated by the winner of the Red House Children's Book Award 2013. From the author of the bestselling Oi! series Kes Gray and acclaimed illustrator Lee Wildish.
From the bestselling team behind Mum and Dad Glue and Leave Me Alone comes a comforting and compelling story about worries and self-esteem.
When a little girl feels worried she goes into a world of her own. At first the world is full of cream cakes and cola but soon the worries begin to take hold... Only her family and friends can help.
The gentle rhymes and imaginative illustrations give a difficult subject a wonderfully light touch. A must-have for any child.
Illustrated by the winner of the Red House Children's Book Award 2013 and a New York Times bestselling artist.
Praise for Mum and Dad Glue: 'An incredibly powerful book about a boy coming to terms with his parents' divorce.' - Kate Skipper, Waterstone's Buyer
Kes is a bestselling, multi award-winning author of more than 70 books for children. He eats Ideaflakes for breakfast, spreads silliness on his toast and lives in a place called Different.
Oi Frog!, Oi Dog! and Oi Cat! are a top ten bestselling series. Oi Dog! won the 2017 Laugh Out Loud Picture Book Award and was shortlisted for the Sainsbury's Children's Book Award and the British Book Awards in 2016, amongst others. It also won the Teach Primary New Children's Fiction Award, MadeForMums Award, Bishop's Stortford Picture Book Award and Portsmouth Picture Book Award. Oi Cat! was the Independent Booksellers Children's Book of the Season and Oi Goat! was the number one bestselling World Book Day book in 2018.
Lee Wildish is an acclaimed illustrator. His Spooky, Spooky House won the Overall Red House Children's Book Award, his Spaghetti with the Yeti was shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Book Prize, and he has been shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Award and the Sheffield Children's Book Award.
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01 Jun 2014
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Hodder Children's Books
Emotionally charged illustrations match a text that conveys a serious message with humour and sensitivity. — The Bookseller
Praise for Mum and Dad Glue:
"An incredibly powerful book about a boy coming to terms with his parents' divorce: a difficult subject treated with a wonderfully light touch. I'm a huge Lee Wildish fan and think he's definitely a name to watch for the future. I defy you to read this without a lump in your throat."
— Kate Skipper, Waterstones Buyer
Lee Wildish's illustrations are lovely. The characters have a rough charm that really draws you in - there are hints of Quentin Blake's ink drawings, but Wildish's style is very much of its own. — Bookbag
A touching tale that resonates with empathy and poignancy. — Junior
A powerful and comforting book about caring for your friends and not tolerating bullying. — Junior
An empowering story. — Books For Keeps
The message is given with such a humorous lightness of touch that it comes over as an engaging story. The illustrations, full of funny but sensitive and understanding animals, are a super match for the text. — Books For Keeps
Speaks loudly to readers about the need to share big problems to help overcome them. Expressive illustrations and clever use of shading help reinforce Kes Gray's simple, but emotionally engaging text. A valuable story. — Carousel
The simple words are accompanied by strikingly original pictures which convey images of feelings and invite interpretative chat, a very useful and terrific book. — School Librarian
A powerful little book with a super strong positive message! Handles overcoming a bully wonderfully. — Fiction Fascination