Kid’s Book Review: Cheeky Worries

Kid’s Book Review: Cheeky Worries

About the Book and Author

This is a book that will help parents and carers of young children to have a conversation with them about their worries. Hopefully it will be understood that it’s okay to feel worried at sometimes but there are ways of managing scary situations so that anxiety does not adverse effect the quality of our lives.

Through the character of Finn and a wise owl, this book equips children and adults with a common language to discuss their emotional worlds and worries. It gently introduces psychological principles and evidence-based techniques that help children ages 4-8 develop resilience and deal with anxiety.

Cheeky Worries is illustrated by Anne Wilson and published by Jessica Kingsley Books.

Cheeky Worries cover
Patrick Davey

Patrick Davey and Anna Smith co-wrote this book.

Book Review

everyone has worries and everyone has to remember that the worries are not real

Muhammad Yusuf says:

This book was fun to read and it was about an important topic. It helps children who are feeling scared about something that ‘might’ happen. Lots of children get worried about things, like going to school for the first time and this book helps us because we know the bad things will never happen.

My favourite part was when I saw that everyone had a feather from the owl, because I liked spotting all the feathers and thinking about what the worries might be. Even though some people are old and some are young and even animals, everyone has worries and everyone has to remember that the worries are not real.

The illustrations are very detailed and helped me think about the story.

Everyone will enjoy this book because it reminds you to have fun and do your favourite things and not worry about what might not happen

Mums thoughts:
This is a must for every bookshelf. Mental health is such an important subject matter and not always easy to navigate with children. This book talks about anxiety in a child friendly way, which as a parent, I found easy to discuss with the children and more importantly find solutions with them for managing anxiety.

Thanks so much for the opportunity this was a special one. Its something the kids have experienced and seeing it in a book has normalised it for them, they dont feel like they are strange for experiencing anxiety so an extra thank you.

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Reviewer Profile

Reviewer Photo
  • Name: Muhammad Yusuf
  • Age: 5 years
  • Likes: visiting museums, Lego and reading
  • Dislikes: getting ouches and spicy food
  • Favourite Book: Shark in the Park by Nick Sharratt
  • Favourite Song: You Are My Sunshine
  • Favourite Film: Zootopia