The Worry Warthog by Lucy Pickett
What are some of your worries? Ralph the worried warthog has plenty of worries, and they all seem impossible to overcome. A hedgehog helps show Ralph that this is certainly not the case. The lion is scared of thunderstorms, the ground squirrel is nervous about preparing for winter and the frog is worried he can’t jump as high as his friends. Every animal has their own worries, and Ralph learns that a way to handle his worries is to talk about them! This story encourages empathy as it shows that we all have our own worries.
“This sweet piece of bibliotherapy delivers uncomplicated, commonsense advice to young readers/listeners who may occasionally find themselves beset by troubling concerns. Cute, simple cartoons depict Ralph and company in a sympathetic, gently humorous, child-appealing light.” ―Kirkus Reviews (U.S.)
About the Author
Lucy Pickett is originally from the southwest of England but now lives in Cambridge, UK. She studied a BA in Illustration at the Plymouth University before studying her MA in Children’s Book Illustration at the Cambridge School of Art. She always wanted to be an artist when she was growing up, apart from a brief period during which she wanted to be a popstar. Her favourite things include cups of tea and a nicely sharpened 2B pencil.