Silly Billy

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Author: Anthony Browne

Illustrator: Anthony Browne

Publisher: Walker Books Ltd

How this book might help: Acknowledges childhood anxiety and suggests a simple, practical way to alleviate it.

Billy worries a lot and can't sleep. He goes to stay with Grandma and she solves the problem by giving him a set of worry dolls to tell his worries to. He then worries who they in turn will tell their worries to, so he makes another set for them.

Reviewed by: Rosemary Griffith

Things we liked about this book: A charming book which is beautifully illustrated and has an unusual but pleasing outcome.

Age Range: 2+

Tags: anxiety, fears

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