Go Away, Worry Monster!
Robin Tatlow-Lord
Publisher: EK Books
ISBN: 9781925820393
Awards Year: 2021
Category: CBCA Award for New Illustrator
The publisher says...

Worry Monster loves ‘helping’ Archie worry, especially the night before he starts his new school. Archie feels so anxious that his head hurts, his tummy flutters and his heart pounds. He soon realizes that the only way to feel better is to make Worry Monster go away. He does his belly breaths and challenges his inner fears by facing facts. Go Away, Worry Monster!  gives children useful strategies to cope with their anxieties and stress, showing them how to make their own Worry Monsters leave. 

The CBCA judges say...

Tatlow-Lord has used coloured pastel pencils on dark-coloured surfaces to create an evocative interpretation of night-time, to impressive effect. Her rich and textured drawings support the minimal text and create a colourful worry monster; a quirky version of a dragon with a sock on its head. The illustrations ‘grow’ and ‘diminish’ the ego/'worry monster' to reassure children about common night-time fears. The use of design to pace and heighten the atmosphere of the tale is to be commended in someone new to this narrative form. Tatlow-Lord's illustrations are confident and well considered and will help readers relate to this story.

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