Rachel Rooney (Author) Rachel Rooney trained and worked as a teacher for Special Needs for many years before rediscovering her love of writing poetry. She was shortlisted for the CLiPPA Poetry Award in 2015 and 2019 and was longlisted for the Carnegie Medal. She has also been a judge for both the CLiPPA and the Betjeman Poetry Prize. Rachel was born in London and now lives in Brighton.Zehra Hicks (Illustrator) Zehra Hicks is a tutor at Chelsea College of Arts, where she completed a Short Course in Book Illustration in 2009. Since then, she has been highly commended for the Macmillan Prize for Illustration, nominated for the Kate Greenaway Medal, and shortlisted for the Read It Again! Cambridgeshire Children's Picture Book Award. Zehra lives with her family in Epsom, Surrey.
"A funny, insightful story" * The Bookseller *
"So bright and vibrant and with end papers to die for this is a beautiful and much needed book to add to your collection" * Books_For_Boys *
"[N]ot only an accessibly and inclusively illustrated picture book, but a practical workbook too - what a powerful addition to school and home bookshelves and a great tool to open conversations, encourage empathy and offer reassurance. The rhyming narrative adds to the fun; we've read it so much since it arrived" * The Little Literary Society *
"As parents I think we carry worries with us everywhere but we don't want our children to be weighed down by them and this book is a great way to start a conversation about worries. . . It's bright and cheerful. It's warm and comforting. But mostly it gives you a door to open a conversation with your kids that will help them time and time again" * BookBairn *
"An essential book that should be on every book shelf, it instils mindfulness and an extremely approachable book for littles" * LittleC_ReadingCorner *