I'm Worried
A girl, a flamingo, and a worried potato star in the third book in New York Times bestselling author Michael Ian Black and illustrator Debbie Ridpath Ohi’s series about feelings—and why they’re good, even when they feel bad.Potato is worried. About everything.Because anything might happen.When he tells his friends, he expects them to comfort him by saying that everything will be okay. Except they don’t. Because it might not be, and that’s okay too. Still, there’s one thing they can promise for sure: no matter what happens…they will always be by his side.

I'm Worried Details

TitleI'm Worried
Author
ReleaseJun 4th, 2019
PublisherSimon Schuster Books for Young Readers
ISBN-139781534415867
Rating
GenreChildrens, Picture Books, Humor

I'm Worried Review

  • Andrea Doyon
    January 1, 1970
    Using a young girl, a potato and a flamingo (an unlikely trio as any), Michael Ian Black tackles everyday anxiety at a level that's easy to understand for even our youngest children. We all know kids that start their sentences with "But what if...?" This book will be the perfect conversation starter for you to say "We just can't worry about that." I highly recommend this book for both parents and early childhood educators.
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  • Karen McKenna
    January 1, 1970
    The little girl, potato, and flamingo are back with another lesson on feelings and how to accept them. My middle school students and my 4 year old son have loved the first two in this series. "I'm Worried" is such an important topic for all ages, and it is handled in a great way. My son was delighted by the bubble wrap, and the story opens doors for important conversations about how we don't know what the future holds but it doesn't help to worry about it. I love the message of "enjoying the now The little girl, potato, and flamingo are back with another lesson on feelings and how to accept them. My middle school students and my 4 year old son have loved the first two in this series. "I'm Worried" is such an important topic for all ages, and it is handled in a great way. My son was delighted by the bubble wrap, and the story opens doors for important conversations about how we don't know what the future holds but it doesn't help to worry about it. I love the message of "enjoying the now". I did not find the ending as strong as the other two books, in fact the first two times I read this story I was flipping the last page thinking there had to be a bit more. Overall, a great series and I hope there will continue to be more. #LitReviewCrew
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  • Mandy
    January 1, 1970
    Children's Picture Book. A potato, a flamingo, and a young girl discuss worrying. This book acknowledges that bad things happen, but worrying about them only takes the enjoyment out of the present."Since we don't know what's going to happen in the future, maybe we should just enjoy the now."Simple text with illustrations on a mostly white background. This book is a good book to use for social-emotional-learning and identifying what worry is, though some children will need additional resources on Children's Picture Book. A potato, a flamingo, and a young girl discuss worrying. This book acknowledges that bad things happen, but worrying about them only takes the enjoyment out of the present."Since we don't know what's going to happen in the future, maybe we should just enjoy the now."Simple text with illustrations on a mostly white background. This book is a good book to use for social-emotional-learning and identifying what worry is, though some children will need additional resources on coping with severe anxiety or worrying about things that may actually happen (ie unsafe home situations).
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  • Jana
    January 1, 1970
    The world is becoming more and more stressful every day. Kids have so much to deal with and managing emotions can be tricky. This third in the humorous "I'm Bored" series has Potato stressed out because something bad might happen. Potato's worry causes Flamingo to worry. The little girl helps them remember that worrying doesn't help, because no one knows what's going to happen in the future. It's best to be happy in the present time. This is good advice for everyone, and the centerpiece of the p The world is becoming more and more stressful every day. Kids have so much to deal with and managing emotions can be tricky. This third in the humorous "I'm Bored" series has Potato stressed out because something bad might happen. Potato's worry causes Flamingo to worry. The little girl helps them remember that worrying doesn't help, because no one knows what's going to happen in the future. It's best to be happy in the present time. This is good advice for everyone, and the centerpiece of the practice of mindfulness. Young readers will get a few chuckles at the humorous side of this book.
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  • Becky
    January 1, 1970
    Kids that need help not to worry should benefit from this book. It's silly and simple while still seriously covering the topic of worrying. I really enjoy this series. Definitely recommended.And let other authors take note that THIS is how you use different fonts and different font colors effectively. The differentiation lets characters speak without being on the page and without including 'said Potato.' And it's wonderful.
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  • Billie
    January 1, 1970
    Potato worries about what bad things might happen. Flamingo is no help. It's up to Girl to tell Potato that everything will be okay. But she doesn't, because it may not. Instead, she reminds Potato that, no matter what, she and Flamingo will always be there to listen and to help when they can. This honest and funny look at anxiety is perfect for kids (or anyone) who sometimes worry too much about things that are beyond their control.
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  • Lorie Barber
    January 1, 1970
    My kids LOVED I’M WORRIED, a book that helps them grasp the idea of anxiety with humor. The characters learn that living in the now is where it’s at. The kids immediately asked for a third in the series and will be thrilled when I tell them that I’M HAPPY is on the horizon!! I’M WORRIED is out in June!
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  • Robin
    January 1, 1970
    So good to read a children's picture book that deals with the reality of worrying. Granted, we meet a flamingo and a potato who worry along with the little girl in the story but I love this one even more than last year's offering, "I'm Sad." Excellent!
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  • Desiree
    January 1, 1970
    This picture book cleverly introduces the topic of anxiety to school aged children. I like the way worry was de-fanged in this book. Great book to help children think of ways to manage their anxiety.
  • Emily
    January 1, 1970
    Cute book to tell readers not to worry, because enjoying the now is more important.
  • Amy
    January 1, 1970
    Another great addition to the series. I didn't love it as much as I'm Sad, but still a great book that approaches tough emotions with humor and understanding.
  • Melanie McGehee
    January 1, 1970
    All I will say is that I now want to read all his feeling picture books mwah
  • Katie
    January 1, 1970
    Not quite the read aloud gem that is I'm Bored, but still good.
  • Kyra Hahn
    January 1, 1970
    Cute picture book about a potato working on being present and not worrying about the future
  • Liz
    January 1, 1970
    Talks about worrying for children. Easy to understand and address worrying and anxiety.
  • Katie
    January 1, 1970
    This is a good book to get to promote social emotional learning. A lot of kids worry a lot and this book approaches it in a funny easy to understand way.
  • Tonya
    January 1, 1970
    I wish little Tonya had had this book!
  • Angel
    January 1, 1970
    I love bubble wrap, I love peanut butter, and I love this series of books!
  • Lisa D
    January 1, 1970
    Cute book for kids with anxiety
  • Molly
    January 1, 1970
    This cute book uses a potato, a young girl and a flamingo to teach kids how to deal with feeling worried. It is very cute and accessible to kids.
  • Brandy
    January 1, 1970
    Classic Ian black, funny illustrations with a sweet message of not worrying about your future and why living in the here and now is best.
  • Edward Sullivan
    January 1, 1970
    A young girl reassures her anxious potato friend.
  • Pamela Groseclose
    January 1, 1970
    Debbie is my favorite illustrator! I love this book so much. It would fit well into a social-emotional curriculum or a preschool story time. It is also a great reminder for adults too.
  • Cassidy
    January 1, 1970
    Oh my gosh, this was so much fun. Great for a kid (or adult) who is a big worrier! Also, just a fun read for everyone. Recommend.
  • Mary
    January 1, 1970
    In simple text and colorful black-outlined illustrations, three friends (Potato, Flamingo, Child) discuss worrying about the future. They recount bad things from the past--a playground fall, getting stuck in a peanut butter jar, a broken arm. Young children will understand the anxious feelings of Potato and Flamingo. The concluding advice from Child is "Since we don't know what's going to happen in the future, maybe we should just enjoy the now." Possibilities abound for discussion, writing prom In simple text and colorful black-outlined illustrations, three friends (Potato, Flamingo, Child) discuss worrying about the future. They recount bad things from the past--a playground fall, getting stuck in a peanut butter jar, a broken arm. Young children will understand the anxious feelings of Potato and Flamingo. The concluding advice from Child is "Since we don't know what's going to happen in the future, maybe we should just enjoy the now." Possibilities abound for discussion, writing prompts and devotional tie-ins. Appropriate for preschool through middle elementary.
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  • Hannah
    January 1, 1970
    potatoes are relatable.
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