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The Problem with Problems

The Problem with Problems

Illustrated by Zehra Hicks


The Problem with Problems

About the Book

How do you deal with problems? Find out in this bold, humorous, and surprisingly insightful picture book that personifies "problems" as creatures, and skillfully teaches readers (big and small!) how to handle one when it appears.

Have you ever met a problem? They come in all shapes and sizes, and can pop up at the most inconvenient times. But you should know some things about problems that will help you make them disappear...

This picture book's original take on managing emotions, and emphasis on communication, will help little ones and grown-ups alike naviagate their peskiest problems. THE PROBLEM WITH PROBLEMS is filled with social-emotional learning-based advice for every kind of situation, wrapped lovingly in the lyrical prose of award-winning children's poet Rachel Rooney.

Product Details

On sale: June 16, 2020
Age: 3-7 years
Grade: Preschool - 2
Page count: 32 Pages
ISBN: 9780593173176

Author Bio

Rachel Rooney trained and worked as a teacher of Special Needs for many years before re-discovering her love of writing poetry. Her first poetry collection won the CLPE Poetry Award and was long-listed for the Carnegie Medal. She was also shortlisted for the CLiPPA 2015, and has been a judge for both the C LiPPA and the Betjeman Poetry Prize. Rachel was born in London and now lives in Brighton.

Zehra Hicks is a tutor at Chelsea College of Arts, where she completed a Short Course in Book Illustration in 2009. Since then, she has been highly commended for the Macmillan Prize for Illustration, nominated for the Kate Greenaway, and was shortlisted for the Read It Again! Cambrdgeshire Children's Picture Book Award. Zehra lives with her family in Epsom, Surrey.

Website: Twitter: @zehrahicks


“This engaging read-aloud will help children overcome their fears and confidently face all obstacles. How empowering!” —School Library Journal, starred review

"Rhyming verse and peppy illustrations make for a fun and funny ride." —Kirkus Reviews

Refreshing—and up-to-the-minute relevant.” —Publishers Weekly