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Wemberly Worried

Last updated Sunday, October 23, 2005

Author: Kevin Henkes
Date of Publication:
Grade Level: 1st    (GLCs: Click here for grade level guidelines.)
Date(s) Used: Aug. 2001

Synopsis: Wemberly, a little mouse girl, worries about big things, little things, and everything in between. If the radiator makes a noise, Wemberly wonders if there's a snake inside it. On Halloween, Wemberly, dressed as a butterfly, worries that there will be too many butterflies in the parade. When she's the only one, she worries about that, too.

Discussion topics: To be posted soon ...

Craft ideas:
•  Make a placemat in the shape of Wemberly's or Petal's head. Fill it with phrases or pictures describing all of the things that Wemberly worries about, and ways to feel better about those worries.
•  What do you think Petal would say to Wemberly if she could talk? Make a "Petal Puppet" out of two sheets of construction paper cut out and glued together, and role play what Petal would say to Wemberly about her worries.

*Note: These craft ideas are just suggestions. You can use them, but you don’t have to use them. You can expand upon them, or add your own twist. Remember, though, that the focus of your time should not be on the development and execution of a craft; the focus should be on the read-aloud and the enjoyment of the book!