Wemberly Worried

Bibliographic Information: Henkes, Kevin. Wemberly Worried. Hong Kong: Greenwillow Books, 2000. Print.

Brief Annotation: A story about a young mouse who worries all the time.  When it comes time for her to go to school, she finds even more things to worry about.

Genre: Fiction

Grade Level: K

Readers who will like this: Children who get nervous about trying new things, children who like reading about Animals, or children who enjoy stories by Kevin Henke.

Rating/Response: 4 The illustrations are adorable, and the story is very easy to connect to.  Students will be very engaged in the story.

One question you would ask before a read aloud: Turn to a partner and talk about a time you worried.

Reading Strategy: Connections

Rationale for Strategy: Every student will have had at least one experience about being nervous.  They will understand how Wemberly feels, and will easily be able to make connections with this sweet mouse.

Posted by: Emily Busch


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