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Courageous Lucy

The girl who liked to worry

Paul Russell Cara King



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03 February 2021
Lucy worries about everything and she worries a lot. She's so skilled at worrying that she worries about new and interesting things no one else even thinks about! But when Mrs Hunt tells the class there is going to be a school musical, Lucy decides she wants to be a part of it. She's too worried to try out for any of the parts but Mrs Hunt finds the perfect role for her. Being a piece of the landscape may not suit everyone but Lucy puts everything into being the best tree she can, and with a sprinkle of courage she stands proud and tall as her knees knock and her tummy ties in knots. She becomes the best tree anyone can ever remember! Lucy may worry, but she also knows that sometimes she can be courageous too, showing children everywhere that it's okay to be worried and still embrace opportunities! This book doesn't ignore anxiety in children or offer a hollow solution to 'just be brave'. Although her experiences don't totally change Lucy, they show her that while stepping out of your comfort zone always takes courage, once you do, wonderful and magical things can happen. Just taking one tiny step and deciding that you want to do something is sometimes all it takes to be courageous.
By:   Paul Russell, Cara King
Imprint:   Exisle
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 245mm,  Width: 254mm, 
ISBN:   9781925820775
ISBN 10:   1925820777
Pages:   32
Publication Date:   03 February 2021
Recommended Age:   From 4 to 8 years
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  English as a second language
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Paul Russell is a primary teacher, artist, playwright and children's author of i>Grandma Forgets /i> and i>My Storee /i>, among others, with i>Grandma Forgets /i> making the CBCA list of notable picture books in 2018. He is passionate about children's literacy and building young appetites for the written word. Cara King initially studied anthropology before moving across to multimedia and starting her own design business, Caratoons. As a designer and illustrator, she has produced images for T-shirt designs, books, cards and posters. i>Courageous Lucy /i> is her fourth picture book.

Reviews for Courageous Lucy: The girl who liked to worry

'A good little illustrated hard covered book with drawings that capture the worrying child's perceived image so well.' -- SchoolDays 'This book is great for normalizing anxiety in children, and providing children who experience anxiety with the reassurance that they are not alone in having so many worries.' -- Rachel Funez Writes

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