The Book Boys Draw Their Worries
by Traci Swain
The Book Boys are usually pretty easygoing guys—but even they get worried sometimes!
After reading Ruby Finds a Worry by Tom Percival, Elliott, Allister, and Max try drawing pictures of their own worries and sharing them with each other. Just like Ruby, Elliott realizes that talking about his worries helps him manage his feelings.
Watch this video with your class to learn why the Book Boys love Ruby Finds a Worry—and how Allister and Max jump in to help Elliott with his big worry monster. Your students will see that:
• The Book Boys realize it’s perfectly normal to worry
• Drawing can be a great tool for expressing worries
• Sharing feelings with trusted friends can help shrink our worries
What did your students think of Ruby Finds a Worry? We’d love to hear from you! If you’re able, please share with readers and other Scholastic Book Clubs teachers on Facebook and Instagram by using the hashtag #ScholasticBookClubs.
The Book Boys work in different departments at Scholastic Book Clubs. They formed a group to share a wide range of books and introduce students to the world of reading. Each week, the Book Boys select a book to feature. They make stories come alive by creating fun, educational, and engaging videos for teachers and families to use in the classroom or at home. The Book Boys, like everyone at Scholastic Book Clubs, want all kids to love to read and be proud to declare: “I am a reader!”