A lovely book for Grannies to read to their very own grandchildren with big worries. Frida is a serious worrier, and she worries about any and everything: ‘Big worries, little worries, and all-the-time worries.’ She collects pebbles, one for each worry, and they weigh down her pockets. What if she hasn’t packed everything for school? What if the slide at breaktime is too slippery? Would her friend feel hurt if she sat at a different table? Frida’s Granny comes to visit each Sunday, Frida’s favourite day, and on this day they make jam. When they finish, Granny, who is well aware of the worries, brings out a very large empty jar and suggests that Frida put all her pebbles into it, closes the lid and keep the worries inside, ‘so they don’t weigh you down any more’. This seems a good idea, so into the jar all the pebbles go. It takes a little while for Frida to be able to put her very last special pebble in, but when she is able to, her worries improve greatly, and Granny has done the trick! The illustrations are full of soft, chalky colours and match the gentle text beautifully.
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Illustrator: Jenny Bloomfield