To celebrate World Book Day on Thursday, 5 March 2020, Thrive LDN streamed an immersive storytelling performance of the children’s book Ruby’s Worry, live to primary schools across London.

See the live performance of Ruby’s Worry video below. Click into the video to watch and open up in YouTube.

About Ruby’s Worry

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.

Explore a quick review of the book and more information and feedback about the story telling sessions based on Perfectly Norman.

World Book Day 2020

The live performance was professionally broadcast from the Tramshed Theatre, Greenwich to celebrate World Book Day 2020.

The storytelling performance runs for around 20 minutes, with another 25 minutes for craft and drawing activities recommended to aid discussion with young children about the story.

Read our guide for schools here.

Ruby’s Worry craft activities

To aid discussion with young children about the story, Bloomsbury has prepared two craft activities to get young children thinking about the context of the story.

The Ruby’s Worry activity pack can be downloaded and printed for use from the following link.

Further enquiries

If you have any further questions about the Discover Storytelling event, please email