FELIX AND THE WORRIER by Rosemary Wells

FELIX AND THE WORRIER

From the "Felix & Fiona" series
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Age Range: 2 - 5
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KIRKUS REVIEW

Trying to sleep, Felix is awakened night after night by the Worrier, who comes to nag him. Dancing at the end of Felix’s bed, the Worrier talks of a black spot on Felix’s tooth, a group of boys who tease him at school, and finally tries to ruin Felix’s birthday with troublesome thoughts. Felix’s mother tells him that he worries too much, but it’s the birthday surprise waiting for him in the kitchen that chases the Worrier away for good. Watercolor-and-ink illustrations depict tiny Felix in his footed, red pajamas or his knit cap with the ear flaps as he twists his hands in distress. Illustrations and text are framed in muted primary colors, focusing the reader’s attention on the quiet and important drama of the tale. A questionable ending suggests that only the arrival of a new puppy can comfort Felix. Not one of Wells’s best, but sure to satisfy Felix fans. (Picture book. 2-5)

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 2003
ISBN: 0-7636-1405-X
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Candlewick
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Aug. 15th, 2003




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