WorryWoos (Review)

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WorryWoosUnderstanding emotions can be one of the most challenging things for a child to learn. As a teacher, I think it is important to teach social skills and emotional skills that will help prepare my students for life outside of the academic world. There are a number of books available for children that help address these needs and the WorryWoo Monsters series is one the best.

The world of the WorryWoos was created by Andi Green to help children learn what to do with those feelings of happiness, sadness, and loneliness they may feel. Andi brings human emotions to life by personifying feelings as the main characters of an award-winning series of children’s books. The series features 6 different characters, each representing a different emotion and starring in his or her own story.

Rue the WorryWoo MonsterWe received Rue is the Monster of Insecurity who doesn’t feel like he fits in with everyone else because of the way he looks. I thought W might like Rue’s big nose and I was right! He’s always trying to get it in his mouth but Rue’s nose is too big for that! I also liked the idea of having the book that taught the lesson of accepting who you are and celebrating your unique qualities.

The book is a hardcover which will look great on any child’s bookshelf. The illustrations are beautifully done with ink, watercolors, and pen.

Rue the monster of insecurityThe plush is 11″ tall and extremely soft. W loves Rue’s hair and always puts it in his mouth then makes a funny face.

Rue is definitely a favorite in our house now. W likes to drag him around the room with him. The Rue plush is also a wonderful addition to have with us when we sit down to read the story. Although some people think that plush that go along with books is a sales ploy, I have seen how much fun children can have with them in my years of teaching. Bringing the plush version of one of the story characters can help bring the story to life and is also a great tool for use when retelling the story. Learning to retell stories is a great skill for children to learn and will help develop their reading comprehension skills.

The Nose That Didn't FitI enjoyed reading The Nose That Didn’t Fit with Weston. Although it’s not a board book so I have to be careful when I sit down with him so pages don’t get torn, he will sit through the entire story and the book is 88 pages long. The amount of text on each page is limited so it will be good for when W is an early reader.

The story follows Rue and his quest to change his nose to look more like the noses of the creatures around him. Once he gets the change, no one recognizes him and when a special someone comes looking for Rue, he has to think hard about the decisions he’s made. It’s a great story about accepting yourself and being yourself. I love the message and I love the illustrations. It is a wonderful book and I highly recommend it. I hope to have the opportunity to read more of the WorryWoos books in the future.

The WorryWoo Monsters are available online or in local stores. To learn even more about these amazing characters, check out the WorryWoo’s YouTube channel or get connected on Facebook and Twitter! They are great characters and any child would benefit from reading the books. The plush characters are just an added bonus!

Formula Mom Disclosure: I received a free product for review purposes. However, all opinions and experiences are 100% my own.

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About Mariah Moon

Mariah is a former teacher and mother of a rambunctious little boy living in The Woodlands, Texas. She recently welcomed a little girl into the family and is learning how to balance a toddler and an infant! She works every day to figure out how to balance all of her roles and figure out her formula for being mom! She can also be found at Mommy Mindset Media, Disney DIY and Noise Girls.

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  1. I would choose Squeek!

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  2. I would choose Wince.

  3. Lisa Danielle Grice says:

    Squeek

  4. I would choose Wince.

  5. Gina Hamm says:

    I love squeek!!!

  6. I like Squeek!!

  7. jennifer laur says:

    Rue!

  8. Katy Emanuel says:

    I would choose Rue

  9. Carolyn H says:

    I would choose Fuddle!

  10. i like squeek :)

  11. I would love to have Rue!
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  12. heather stewart says:

    I think wince
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  13. Lbrouse1 (at) gmail (dt) com
    Wince is ADORABLE! I love his big ears for sharing secrets. :)

  14. I would love Rue!
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  15. OMG – Love Nola
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  16. Carrie Phelps says:

    I love Rue!
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  17. i would choose fuddle!

  18. I would choose Wince.

  19. Amy McCarty says:

    I would pick Squeek!

  20. Claude Campeau says:

    I love Rue and want he stands for!

  21. I think I would choose Wince!

  22. Bianca Roman says:

    Rue all the way!!!!

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  23. EMMA L HORTON says:

    I WOULD PICK NOLA

  24. T. Lawson says:

    I like Deep Breath Dudley.

  25. I like rue and fuddle
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  26. Jodi Kershuk says:

    I love Rue! I even had to show hubby, he totally agrees! These are adorable.

  27. would choose nola

  28. harry potter and the deathly hallows part 2 says:

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  29. I would choose Wince.

  30. I would choose Wince

  31. Joel Voth says:

    Rue

  32. Wince is my choice.
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  33. I WOULD CHOOSE RUE:)

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  34. Paula Hafner says:

    I would pick Fuddle.

  35. Pauline M says:

    I would go with Fuddle, so cute!

  36. Julie Anne Miller says:

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  37. Julie Anne Miller says:
  38. Cindy Ray says:

    I would choose Fuddle <3

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  39. Wince would relate well to my daughter, she is ten and has Apsergers and the profound anxiety that goes with it. She loves these dolls, and I would so love to give her one for Christmas!!! What a great idea for a kid like her!

  40. Margaret Jordan says:

    I like the looks of Wince (and love the name!).

  41. Nola is my favorite.

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  42. I love Nola

  43. Kay Yauney says:

    This is the cutiest thing ever!

  44. Squeek!

  45. Kat Riley says:

    I would choose Nola for my granddaughter who is an only child.
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  46. Squeek! This is so cute!

  47. Shari Klyn says:

    I would choose the lovely Fuddle!!
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  48. kathy pease says:

    i like nola she is cute

  49. I like Fuddle

  50. Debbie Kennedy says:

    I would pick Rue

  51. Heidi Jarvis says:

    What a fun prize.

  52. Wince looks super cute!

  53. barbara hunt says:

    Thanks for the great contest!
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  54. Kellie Conklin says:

    I would love squeek! cute, pink, and shy I love this monster. Thanks!

  55. Stephanie Grant says:

    We would choose Nola:)

  56. Michelle Cain says:

    Rue is my favorite – very very cute!! He reminds me a little of E.T. :)

  57. Denise VanAlstyne says:

    this book is so cute, and how cute in the monster

  58. This would be just in time for a newborn in our family. I pick Squeak.

  59. Those things are cute.

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