Meet author Brooke Graham as she discusses her beautiful picture book Go Away, Worry Monster!
The book describes Archie’s feelings of anxiety about starting school and demonstrates the strategies that he used to overcome them. The strategies are ones that children can easily use independently to overcome their own anxieties.
Read about Brooke’s inspiration for writing the book and about her writing process.
Read the story to your children and discuss Brooke’s insights into the writing process. Use Brooke’s story to inspire writing of their own. They may like to write about their own experiences of being brave.
Print the interview to display in the classroom or include in a class book of authors and illustrators.