The Worry Tiger :A magical mindfulness story to soothe, comfort and calm

The Worry Tiger

The Worry Tiger :A magical mindfulness story to soothe, comfort and calm

Published: 21 July, 2022
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A mindfulness storybook that weaves calming actions into a magical story, showing young children ways to soothe their own worries.

From the creators of The Fire Fox, Alexandra Page and Stef Murphy, shortlisted for Oscar's Book Prize 2022.

It's show-and-tell tomorrow and Rory is anxious - he doesn't have anything special to share with the class. But everything changes when Rory meets his very own worry tiger.

"Try this," said the tiger. "See how quiet you can be. Tiptoe like a tiger and tell me what you see."

Breathing deep to smell the jungle scents.
Stretching to join the monkeys high up in the trees.
Listening carefully to the creatures all around.

This enchanting story is full of mindfulness actions that anyone can take to feel calm.

The Worry Tiger is a gorgeously illustrated book with a gentle rhyme that's a joy to read aloud and will help children relax and speak about what might be feeding their anxiety.

Includes a set of fun and easy mindfulness exercises at the back of the book.

The prospect of show-and-tell makes Rory anxious about school - but when his Worry Tiger materialises, encouraging him to smell the night air and stretch up high to climb a tree, his fears become more manageable. A gentle, reassuring picture book, with subtly incorporated mindfulness exercises. -- Imogen Russell Williams * Guardian - Best New Picture Books *

Alexandra Page is a children's writer. In 2019 her younger middle grade novel, Wishyouwas, was shortlisted for the Times Chicken House prize and won the WriteMentor Children's Novel Award, before being published by Bloomsbury in 2021. Alexandra grew up between England and Zimbabwe, making up stories to entertain her younger sisters and brother. After studying English Literature she settled in London and worked for several years in the production departments at Penguin, Puffin and Walker Books, before becoming a freelance project manager in the City. She loves to travel, swim and spend time with her husband and daughter in her favourite place, Budapest. She is the author of The Fire Fox and The Worry Tiger, illustrated by Stef Murphy.

Stef Murphy is a freelance Illustrator and storyteller living in Norwich. Growing up in a large family, Stef was never short of entertainment. Armed with a foil-wrapped (usually squashed) jam sandwich Stef and her twin brother Tom would journey through bunkbed jungles, tunnel through secret airing cupboard caves and out into the garden where they would find all sorts of magical creepy crawlies. Stef's evenings were spent sewing into the night; making sleep sacks for elves and even on one occasion, a fully reclining armchair for an ancient fairy. Now she can be found at her desk, immersed in the Harry Potter audio books, creating new worlds of her own. Stef has never grown out of her love for adventure and plans to spend the rest of her life exploring the wonders that the world has to offer; sometimes with a pencil, sometimes with her feet.

Type Book
ISBN 9781529074130
Number Of Pages 32
Item Weight 198 g
Product Dimensions 237 x 279 x 8 mm
Publisher Pan Macmillan
Format Paperback