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Winston was Worried

Written by: Pamela Duncan Edwards Illustrated by: Benji Davies

1.11.2021

We follow Winston the Dog with amusement when he is certain that everything always happens to him, and that his troubles are the worst in the world. But what would have happened had he taken a look around for a moment? Would he have noticed that some good things were happening to him too?

The Book of Proverbs offers the following outlook:

The light of the eyes makes the heart rejoice

[Proverbs, 15:30]

When we look on the world kindly, our hearts are overjoyed with what happens to us. And when we look as kindly on our friends, we create an opportunity for connection, empathy, and shared joy.

Are you sure everything always Why does everything always

happens to you? happen to me?

Reading together, experiencing together

Family Activities

We follow Winston the Dog with amusement when he is certain that everything always happens to him, and that his troubles are the worst in the world. But what would have happened had he taken a look around for a moment? Would he have noticed that some good things were happening to him too?  

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Classroom Activities

We follow Winston the Dog with amusement when he is certain that everything always happens to him, and that his troubles are the worst in the world. But what would have happened had he taken a look around for a moment? Would he have noticed that some good things were happening to him too?

The Book of Proverbs offers the following outlook:

The light of the eyes makes the heart rejoice

[Proverbs, 15:30]

When we look on the world kindly, our hearts are overjoyed with what happens to us. And when we look as kindly on our friends, we create an opportunity for connection, empathy, and shared joy.

Are you sure everything always Why does everything always

happens to you? happen to me?

Reading together, experiencing together

פעילות בחיק המשפחה

  • Discussion Unpleasant things happen to all of us – but do they only ever happen to us? You may want to discuss the feelings that emerge when something unpleasant happens, and help each other think of people who can help, as well as how to cheer each other and ourselves up.
  • Illustrations tell a story The illustrations in this book tell us what happened to Winston's friends without using words. Only Winston doesn't notice. Pick one illustration, look closely at Winston's friend, and tell their story as if you were them: What are they feeling? What are they thinking? What about this particular illustration caught your attention?
  • Lucky it happened to me! You may want to try looking on the bright side! At the end of each day, share something good that's happened to you with your family – make sure that both parents and children share news about their day.
  • Who amuses me? And who surprises me? Look at the illustrations together and search for details that amuse you – what did each of you find amusing? Did any of the details surprise you?

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