Provided this book by the author for an honest review. At 27 percent the book is holding my interest. Not going to lie though, don't get why Quille (otherwise known as QC) was even in love with Marco. There was no there there for me. Once you find out about his past (recovering alcoholic who left his ex in debt and ruining his medical career) I don't see what the attraction was. Quille is now looking into whether Marco could have committed suicide or is something else going on.
In the text, Wemberly Worried about everything. She was always worried she would never fit in and people would make fun of her. At the end of the story Wemberly is introduced to a friend named Jewel. Jewel had a similar stuffed animal that made Wemberly feel accepted. In my classroom I would implement this in my classroom with bullying. I would teach a lesson about how everyone is different and special in their own way. This would hopefully help my class as a whole feel closer and more accepting of others.
Intended Audience/Grade Level: Any Elementary grade could benefit from this book. I would use it in my third grade classroom because I feel that it is around that time bullying honestly starts to take place and happen.
Wemberly Worried is a story of a little mouse named Wemberly who worries all the time. Her parents worried about how much Wemberly worried and as the first day of school approaches she worries even more. Her parents tell her not to worry and send her off to school. At school, he teacher introduces Wemberly to a girl who was just as worried as her named Jewel and the two become fast friends. They bond over their worries and she ends up having a great day at school. She even looks forward to coming back the next day. This story would be a great story to read on the first day of school, especially for younger students who may be experiencing some fear about the first day themselves. They may be able to find some comfort when Wemberly begins to stop worrying as much in the story.