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Ruby’s Worry

Written by Tom Percival
Illustrated by Tom Percival

Suitable for: 0-5 years, 5-7 years (Key stage 1)

Sponsored by: The Cotswold Primrose Charitable Trust

Available braille grades: Grade 1, Grade 2

Ruby loves being Ruby. Until, one day, she finds a worry. At first it’s not such a big worry, and that’s all right, but then it starts to grow. It gets bigger and bigger every day and it makes Ruby sad. How can Ruby get rid of it and feel like herself again?

A perceptive and poignant story that is a must-have for all children’s bookshelves. From Tom Percival’s bestselling Big Bright Feelings series, this is the perfect book for discussing childhood worries and anxieties, no matter how big or small they may be.

Tom Percival the author/illustrator of Ruby’s Worry contributes his voice to our audio description and also reads the audiobook on our soundtrack.


Listen to an audio clip

I wrote this book which is about a girl who can’t get rid of a worry. Everyone worries about things from time to time, and it can be hard to stop. Let’s meet Ruby and her worry which are in the feely picture on the right.

Ruby was perfectly happy. Until one day …

She discovered a Worry.
It wasn’t a very big Worry …

In fact, it was so small that, at first, Ruby hardly noticed it.
But then the Worry started to grow.

I hope that you enjoy my story about Ruby and I hope that it helps you to learn that no matter what you’re feeling, remember that it always helps to talk about it.

What's inside

  • A picture book with braille pages and raised tactile images.
  • Audio descriptions with music and sound effects in your chosen format of either CD or USB.
  • An ‘Articles for the Blind’ returns label for the free and convenient return of the box.

Touch to see image list

Ruby and her worry

Ruby Cycling, Playing Piano and Birthday

Ruby and boy on a the bench

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