|October 2016 Book Club Selection
In contracted braille (UEB)
Ages 4 to 8
Wemberly the mouse worries about everything: spilling her juice, shrinking in the bathtub, even about snakes in the radiator. She worries morning, noon, and night. But Wemberly worries about one thing most of all: her first day of school: What if no one else has spots? What if no one else wears stripes? What if no one else brings a doll? What if the teacher is mean? What if the room smells bad?
Happily, the very nice teacher, Miss Peachum, introduces her to a kindred spirit, Jewel, who is wearing stripes and holding a doll. As Wemberly plays with her new friend, she still worries, but no more than usual. ("And sometimes even less.")
Kevin Henkes gets to the heart of a child's feelings like no one else can. Young worrywarts (and their parents) will see themselves in Wemberly.
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