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Go Away, Worry Monster!

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Worry Monster loves ‘helping’ Archie worry, especially the night before he starts his new school. Archie feels so anxious that his head hurts, his tummy flutters and his heart pounds. He soon realizes the only way to feel better is to make Worry Monster go away. He does his belly breaths and faces facts to challenge his inner fears. Children have the potential to engage and empathise with Archie and Worry Monster both through the text and the subtle gestures and fleeting emotions captured in the beautiful illustrations.

Encouraging children to name their anxiety is an evidence-based, current strategy used by psychologists to assist children in separating themselves from their anxiety. Go Away, Worry Monster!  gives children this and other useful strategies to cope, showing them how to make their own Worry Monsters leave during stressful periods of their lives, from starting or changing schools, to a change in family dynamics. Created by an author and illustrator passionate about helping children to cope with common emotional difficulties, this is an invaluable, life-changing resource for young children and their parents in guiding emotional development.

Download the Teacher’s Notes Here!

Specifications: 9781925820393 | Hardback | 245 x 255mm / 9.5 x 10in | 32 Pages | Colour

Brooke Graham is a children’s author, primary school teacher and mother who enjoys writing picture book stories and YA fiction. She is passionate about reducing the stigma around mental illness and frequently works with Beyondblue, hosting morning tea fundraisers. In her spare time, Brooke loves to go on adventures with her daughter, ride her horses and catch up with friends.

Robin Tatlow-Lord is a writer, animator and cartoonist. Having been drawing since she was in nappies, she loves bringing character and emotion to all her pictures and favours kids’ books, comics and graphic novels. When she’s not scribbling away, you will find her riding her bike, indulging her cat’s relentless need for neck scratches, or playing roller derby!

What’s Up Downunder
“If you have a child, or grandchild, who worries this is the book for you” Click here to read in full


Kids’ Book Review
“Children will relate to Archie, and the story by Brooke Graham incorporates useful simple techniques for managing stress and anxiety, and shows children that they are not alone in having worries.” Click here to read


Bottom Shelf Edu Blog
“Worry Monsters have been out and about all this year, not just before big events like starting school and any stories that help our littlies develop strategies to send them on their way are welcome.  This one is beautifully written and illustrated and any child could put themselves in Archie’s pyjamas and feel empowered.” Click here to read


Blue Wolf Reviews 
“As a subliminal element many parents reading this out loud will also engage with the simple and yet effective methods of learning to cope with new and unexpected things in their children’s lives” Click here to read in full


Brooke interviewed by QT and piece syndicated to Courier mail.
“Motivated to equip young children with tactics to navigate anxiety, the Ipswich schoolteacher created a picture book in which the “worry monster” embodies irrational fear. The protagonist defeats the monster – anxiety – by using the same techniques Charlotte learned from a counsellor to manage her anxiety.” Click here to read in full 


ABC Darwin
“gives children useful strategies to cope (with anxiety).”


Buzzwords
“Blending rich illustrations with uplifting text, Go Away, Worry Monster! is bound to become a beloved childhood volume. The story is awash with superb strategies to help kids cope with stressful situations, and supports youngsters as they seek out their own inner strength.” Click here to read in full


Byron Bay Bibliotherapy
“It can be hard to find a picture book about anxiety that appeals to kids and isn’t too much like a self-help manual. Go Away, Worry Monster! is highly recommended for anyone dealing personally or professionally with anxious kids.” Click here to read more

Magic 89.9 interview –

“an incredible picture book”

Go Away, Worry Monster! Author Brooke Graham on The Morning Mashup

With so much going on in the world that is beyond every kids control, there is a newly released picture book, Go Away, Worry Monster! and it’s a timely reminder that there are lots of things kids can do to send their worry monster packing! Go Away, Worry Monster!

picturebooking –  A Message from Brooke Graham

BubHub

How my daughter made her worries go away

When Charlotte was little I used to joke with my husband, Wade saying how could we-two introverted people create such a blithe and gregarious child? At only four years of age our daughter delighted in dancing on stage, was obsessed with putting on ‘shows’ and was utterly fearless.

The Australian Writers’ Centre

AWC alumna Brooke Graham’s debut picture book helps kids with anxiety | Australian Writers’ Centre blog

AWC courses completed: Writing Picture Books Writing Picture Books Masterclass How to Write for Children and Young Adults Build Your Author Platform As a mum and a primary school teacher, Brooke Graham knew the value of good children’s books. Reading to kids was one of the most enjoyable parts of her job.

The Corner On Character – Reviews
“…children will relate to his worry correlating with the Monster getting bigger and bigger; it’s a very real conflict, especially since “he’s a big boy now” and he wants to be able to take care of this problem himself.” Click here to read more


Karen Tyrell – reviewed on YouTube
“helps kids to identify symptoms of anxiety and strategies on how to overcome anxiety”  Click here to view

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