Jack’s Worry

Welcome to NYCCT's Summer Reading Club! Our fourth book pick: Jack's Worry!
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Jack’s Worry

Written and Illustrated by Sam Zuppardi


Jack loves playing the trumpet, and for weeks he’s been looking forward to taking part in his first concert. But on the morning of the big day, Jack finds he has a Worry. And his Worry starts to grow. Even when Jack’s mother calls him for a special breakfast, even when he hides under the bed or runs around the yard, his Worry follows him. Suddenly, when it’s almost time to leave for the concert, Jack finds it’s all too much. For anyone who’s ever been afraid of failing at something new, this book offers just what’s needed to shrink a Worry down to size. (via Amazon)


Small Talk

Here are some conversation starters to get you and your little one talking about the book!

  1. Have you ever had a worry? What were you worried about? How did you resolve it?
  2. How do you think Jack’s mom knew something was worrying Jack?
  3. What are some ways we can tell if someone is nervous or worried about something?
  4. What do you think a worry looks like?

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