**Winner of the Counselor's Choice Award!**
**Winner of the Moonbeam Children's Book Award!**
Freddie is excited for everyone to meet his new friend, Betsy the Beetle. Unfortunately, Betsy has a constant companion – Murray, a pesky worry bug. He loves to whisper horrible “what ifs” into Betsy’s ear, making her worry about every little thing. In math class, he whispers, "What if you get called to the board?" and Betsy worries that she won't know the answer and everyone will laugh at her. And as she flies to music class, Murray says, "What if you forget the notes?", and Betsy worries that she'll play the wrong note and ruin the show.
The more Betsy worries, the more she feeds the worry bug, and the bigger Murray gets. Betsy gets so flustered and weighed down by Murray, she repeatedly falls flat on her back – stuck legs up – and has no idea how to get back on her feet. That’s why Betsy’s friends hatch a plan to get rid of Murray once and for all. Will it work? Will Betsy be able to kiss her worry bug goodbye forever?
This tale is the fourth title in Kimberly Delude's Freddie the Fly book series. The strategies used in the book will help pre-K through grade 5 students to be more self-aware, and use a calming approach and positive thoughts to help manage anxiety and fear. Empower the children in your life to flip their worries upside-down with help from the tips included at the end of the storybook for parents and educators. 31 pgs.
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Published by Boys Town Press