In My Friend, the Worrier, we are introduced to Shimon, a boy who struggles with anxiety. Shimon’s excessive worrying escalates into obsessive habits and eventually balloons out of control. Things get so bad that Shimon can barely make it through the school day. Follow Shimon’s progress when he (along with parents, friends, and specialists) learns how to subdue the “monster” that makes his life a cycle of anxiety.
My Friend, the Worrier is the fourth in a serious of “bibliotherapy” books by Rifka Schonfeld for children going through challenging times. Other titles include anger, bullying, and ADHD.
Bibliotherapy books are wonderful ways for children to maximize their potential through easy text and colorful pictures. This book is a great resource for anyone dealing with children who suffer with excessive worrying or Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.
About the author
An acclaimed educator and social skills specialist, Mrs. Rifka Schonfeld has served the Jewish community for close to thirty years. She founded and directs the widely acclaimed educational program, SOS, servicing all grade levels in secular as well as Hebrew studies. A kriah and reading specialist, she has given dynamic workshops and has set up reading labs in many schools. In addition, she offers evaluations, G.E.D. preparation, social skills training, and shidduch coaching, focusing on building self-esteem and self-awareness. She can be reached at 718-382-5437 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, see rifkaschonfeldsos.com.
Illustrator Yoel Judowitz
Number of pages 33