Welcome to Great Beginning's Book Club! In each book club episode, one of our COPC pediatricians will read a children's book with themes about healthy bodies, emotions, thoughts and relationships.
The book featured in this episode is Ruby Finds A Worry, written by Tom Percival.
The beloved picture book about what to do when a worry won't leave you at alone -- perfect for reassuring young readers in times of stress.
Meet Ruby -- a happy, curious, imaginative young girl. But one day, she finds something unexpected: a Worry. It's not such a big Worry, at first. But every day, it grows a little bigger . . . and a little bigger . . . . Until eventually, the Worry is ENORMOUS and is all she can think about.
But when Ruby befriends a young boy, she discovers that everyone has worries, and not only that, there's a great way to get rid of them too . . . she just has to share her feelings.
This perceptive and poignant story is the perfect springboard for talking to children about emotions and anxieties.
Follow along with Dr. Derek McClellan as he reads Ruby Finds A Worry.
The books featured are merely suggestions from COPC and not an endorsement. Our aim is to foster empathy, and some of the books, as in life, may deal with new or touchy subjects, which in our minds provides the perfect opportunity for family discussions with the developing child in a loving safe environment.