Julia Cook, M.S. is a national award-winning children's author, counselor, and parenting expert. She has presented in thousands of schools nationally and internationally, regularly speaks at education and counseling conferences, and has published children's books on a wide range of character and social development topics. The goal behind Cook's work is to actively involve young people in fun, memorable stories and teach them to become lifelong problem solvers. Inspiration for her books comes from working with children and carefully listening to counselors, parents, and teachers, in order to stay on top of needs in the classroom and at home. Cook has the innate ability to enter the worldview of a child through storybooks, giving children both the what to say and the how to say it.
Author Julia Cook, has an incredible gift of writing books for
children! Her books teach important life skills, and are written
through the child's view of the world. As an Elementary School
Counselor I have incorporated many of Julia's books into my
curriculum and must say Wilma Jean has been a hit with all my
students K-5, parents, and staff!!! It's a FUN interactive book
that teaches and gives children tools to handle their worries!
Children will quickly learn through Wilma Jean that the only thing they can't control is weather, for all of their other worries there is usually a solution.
Wilma Jean the Worry Machine should certainly find it's way onto your bookshelf if you're a Parent, School Counselor, Teacher, Social Worker, Psychologist, and/or Pediatrician.Anonymous
Kids who have ever experienced any kind of anxiety will relate
to this book! Julia's clever and humorous style along with her
simple and apt antidotes make this book a must for young people
with worries or fears.Kim Tip Frank
Child Therapist and Author of The Handbook for Helping Kids with Anxiety and Stress
My daughter had to see a professional therapist for separation anxiety. She is 6 years old. Her therapist read her this book on her first session. I looked on Amazon and bought it after. My daughter loves this book and I think that it could help any child with any kind of separation anxiety. Her class has a parent read to the class every Friday. I read this to her class and I could tell they all loved it and were 100% interested. Great book.Sara