ZELLY SPOTTED IN THE OCTOBER 2015
ISSUE OF GOOD HOUSEKEEPING MAGAZINE
Movies like Inside Out and toys like the WorryWoos give kids and families the language to process difficult emotions by acknowledging the range of emotions that exist, and giving validity to all of them. “Uh oh, you’re feeding your WorryBug,” has been a way more effective parenting tool than the blanket and disempowering statement, “Stop worrying.” There are also WorryWoos for loneliness, insecurity, frustration and more." Click to read full article
WINCE - DON'T FEED THE WORRYBUG APP FEATURED IN USA TODAY
Five apps help kids learn about emotion
"This charming 20-page story shows kids how to manage their own worrying by seeing Wince get the help of others and being busy doing things in his own life. With no worries to feed it, the WorryBug shrink and eventually Wince is able to banish it from his life. Wince — Don't Feed the WorryBug jumpstarts a conversation about worrying by allowing kids to record their own worries so they too can identify and then learn to manage them." Click to read full article
WorryWoos chosen as top winners
of the FEDEX SMALL BUSINESS GRANT CONTEST
KICKIN IT KINDERGARTEN EXPLAINS WHY THEY LOVE THE WORRYWOOS
" I am just simply in love with them. A third grade teacher at our school shared them with us and the entire K team has been using them all year." "Nola is my favorite. You could have heard a pin drop when I read this to my kids for the first time. They become so wrapped up in the books and connect with the characters on a level that is beyond anything I have ever seen or used in my classroom. It has been such a powerful tool to use in the morning during morning meetings. We continue to re-visit the characters and often re-read the stories." Click to read full story
WORRYWOOS FEATURED IN PARENTING.COM'S BEST TOYS FOR 2015
WORRYWOOS SPOTTED IN THE CBS LOS ANGELES BEST HOLIDAY GIFT IDEAS FOR KIDS!
"I know they are for children but I have fallen in love with Wince. Coupled with the amazingly helpful books for dealing with anxiety , well, let's be honest, we live in a very stressful world and if I choose to keep Wince to myself to hug when I'm feeling anxious or stressed, who can blame me? These WorryWoos would make an ideal gift for any age group." - SheKnows.com on Wince and The WorryWoos.
"Helping children work through their emotions can be hard. Luckily, there is a series of books to help you, and your little one, face what may be bothering them. It's called The WorryWoo Monsters, and each book comes with an adorable stuffed monster too. Not only are they cute little monsters, but this series helps children to deal with complex emotional issues in a wonderful, easy and open way, making it a wonderful parenting tool." - MyEmptyNest.com on The WorryBug Deluxe Kit
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"Although the theme of each of Green’s stories pertains to different emotions, the message in each book steadfastly encourages kids to realize that “everyone has feelings ”and “you are not alone.” The goal of each of her stories is to teach children how to make the most of their situations by presenting characters who handle a problem in a mindful and pro-active manner." - TheMommyNest.com on The WorryWoo Series
“Gotta Have It: The whimsical monsters at the heart of each of these books will teach your children valuable life lessons. Each book features beautiful watercolor drawings.” - Parents.com on The WorryWoo Monsters series
“Sweet…Begins with a traditional “Once upon a time,” what follows is anything but pedestrian.” – Time Out New York Kids on Nola, The Monster of Loneliness Plush and The Lonely Little Monster Storybook
“These are monsters in the way Jim Henson’s Sesame Street and Muppets characters are: adorable, quirky, and filled with personality.” – Fathergeek.com on Rue, The Monster of Insecurity Plush and The Nose That Didn’t Fit Storybook
“We love Wince, The Monster of Worry, a cute plush from the WorryWoo Monster line designed to help little kids embrace their emotions… he is soft and cuddly.” - NewParent.com on Wince, The Monster of Worry Plush and Don’t Feed the WorryBug Storybook
“Another fantastic installment of the beautifully illustrated, well-written WorryWooMonster series.” – BookShelf BombShells.com on Wince, The Monster of Worry Plush and Don’t Feed the WorryBug Storybook
“It’s so fantastic to be able to find a children’s book that tackles an issue like this. Kids worry too! It’s a wonderful story dealing with real emotions and such a helpful tool for kids trying to manage their stress.” - PoshLittle.com on Wince, The Monster of Worry Plush and Don’t Feed the WorryBug Storybook
“The illustrations are spare, focusing on tone over detail, but the atmosphere is rather lovely and just dream-like…I would certainly recommend...don’t forget that it can be a good refresher for adults as well.”- GeeksOfDoom.com on Twitch, The Monster of Frustration Plush and The Very Frustrated Monster Storybook