~This review was made possible by The WorryWoos~
About The WorryWoo Monsters:
The WorryWoo Monsters are an award-winning series of books
and plush dolls created by artist Andi Green. What started as an art
exhibit in NYC is now a full line of books and plush dolls dedicated to
helping children and adults embrace their emotions and find their inner “Woo”! The
WorryWoos have received several accolades including a featured spot on
NBC’s “TODAY”, a Mom’s Best Award and A Creative Child Book of The Year
Award. The WorryWoos are available nationwide in boutique, book and toys
shops and their first digital App, Wince, Don’t Feed The WorryBug, is
available at the Apple App Store now. For more information, visit http://www.worrywoos.com/
The WorryWoo Monster Line:
We were sent Twitch the newest monster to the lineup. I know he is a monster and all but he is so cute! Look at those eyes and his mismatched horns! He is super snug-able! Big Sis immediately gave him a prized spot on her bed.
See the long tag over there hanging off Twitch? Well it is actually a bookmark…score! I may or may not have had an extensive collection of bookmarks growing up as a child.
The book may be small in size but that only makes it easier to hold and the story itself held my 4.5 year old daughter’s attention perfectly. She seemed to really understand Twitch’s frustration and she mentioned she feels that way sometimes too. Here is a look inside the book:
The illustrations are truly beautiful and full of color. The pages are nice and sturdy and not like some books where the pages are thin and flimsy. I am a librarian as well as a mom and I can absolutely say without a doubt that I really enjoy this book. There is just something about books that rhyme that I just love. The book just flowed seemlessly and made for a great story that the whole family enjoyed. The book talks about emotions and is perfect for young kids because they can easily relate to it. Sometimes children just need to know that it is normal to have these emotions and these books give them an easy to understand way to see how to properly handle those emotions.
Add in the fact that this book series has cuddly stuffed animals that match up with the characters in the books and you have the perfect book series for kids! That is not all though as it looks like a Woosical is in the works!
Monsters of Emotions adapted into a Woosical
Andi Green, creator of
the award-winning series The WorryWoo Monsters, announced that
rumors of a WorryWoo Musical are true! Green has signed a contract with
seasoned theater pros Kristen Tumminello (musical theatre instructor,
AL) , Kelley Birney (Actress/ Writer, CA) and Jay Tumminello (NY based
Composer/Arranger) to create and produce the first Woosical! “They have
written an unbelievable script with a dream come true musical score”
says Green. “I have always thought about bringing the WorryWoos to life,
and what they put together already goes above and beyond anything I
could have imagined!” Green explains that Jay Tumminello, the Woosical
composer, has created a score that rivals the likes of her favorite
soundtracks, the Muppets and The Last Unicorn. As well, the script
written by Kristen Tumminello and Kelley Birney has adapted the WorryWoo
characters into a magical experience that brings the
“Woo” world to life.
So get ready to embrace your emotions – literally!! The
Woosical will debut in workshops throughout Summer 2013 and production
dates are anticipated to begin mid 2014.
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