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Wince - Don't Feed The WorryBug (Full Version)

January 20, 2013

By: Jayne Clare


An engaging storybook with positive socio-emotional messages for kids ...

This book app, reviewed in print with 5-stars by Amazon.com customers, is a delightful way to introduce complex concepts to children about complex emotions like anxiety and obsessive worrying. As a digital app it provides a unique experience, with light enhancements that are nicely tailored to the narrative.~ Carisa

iMagine Machine is delighted to announce its first book app created in collaboration with , Wince-Don’t Feed the WorryBug. Written and illustrated by Andi Green, WorryWoos is a series of books and toys created especially to promote emotional wellness in children.  Winning awards, accolades and praise, Worry Woos have found their way into the hearts of parents and children alike. The WorryWoos are an ingenious answer to exploring those sometimes confusing and swirling emotions that all children experience from time to time.

Introducing Wince-Don’t Feed the WorryBug.  Now available in the App Store, it’s a whimsical and heartwarming story of the little monster Wince. Wince has a very big problem. He constantly feeds his WorryBug and the more he worries, the bigger the WorryBug grows.
His journey of self-awareness helps him overcome his worries and banish the WorryBug. He’s a character that will inspire anyone who’s ever had a worry no matter how old they are.
With dedicated interactivity, a rhyming story, and stunning animation, Wince is entertaining and funny as well as being a fantastic tool for parents or professionals to talk to children about the things that worry them.
The book app offers children a device to record their worries and then hear their worries played back to them. It presents a wonderful opportunity for children and their carers to talk about worries at home or in a professional setting. Teachers, parents and therapists can use Wince-Don’t Feed the WorryBug as a starting point to discuss emotions big or small.
Key Features:
  • Beautifully illustrated and animated
  • Gentle interactivity where children can direct the app at their own pace
  • 20 Original hand painted pages
  • A lyrical narration that carries the story with rhyming and pictures
  • Originally composed music
  • Interactive elements including a device to record worries.
About the WorryWoos:
About The WorryWoos: The WorryWoo Monsters are a first of a kind series, written and illustrated by Andi Green. Through whimsical illustrations and huggable plushies emotions themselves are turned into lovable quirky characters that embark on delightful journeys of self-awareness. Created to promote healthy emotional wellness, each WorryWoo adventure concludes with an upbeat message of “Hey, it’s OK” and present the perfect opportunity to openly discuss topics that don’t have easy answers. The WorryWoos support independent retailers and are sold in over 700 independent\toy, gift and educational stores throughout the US. In addition the WorryWoos have been featured on The Today Show and have received several accolades including a Mom's Best Award, 2 iParenting Awards and a Creative Child Book of The Year Award. So go ahead... "Embrace your Emotions and Find Your Inner Woo!"

Teachers With Apps

This review was originally published by TeachersWithApps.com on December 6, 2012.

Teachers With Apps was co-founded by Jayne Clare, a Special Education teacher, and Anne Rachel, an artist and Early Childhood educator. Their goal is to be a credible resource for quality educational apps. Created to help parents, grandparents, teachers, administrators and anyone else, wade through the vast number of  ”educational” apps being introduced on a daily basis, Teachers With Apps was founded by two lifelong educators and is dedicated to the idea that quality mobile educational apps are the tools of the future but they need to be used responsibly. Remember, not all educational apps are created equal.

Note to readers: This rating/review was expedited by the developer for a fee. The content of the rating/review is the same, but timing of publication has been prioritized.

All reviews are of the app, not the platform/device. Based originally on iPad versions. Minor technical details may vary.


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Wince - Don't Feed The WorryBug (Full Version)

January 20, 2013

By: Carisa Kluver

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Andi Green

iMagine machine LLC

Length (time):
10 - 15 Minutes

Based on non-digital book: Yes

Allows Own Narration:

Uses Motion: No

Age: 4 - 8 +

English •

Length (pages):
20 Pages


Story Synopsis - Wince - Don't Feed The WorryBug (Full Version)

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Wince has a problem... he worries too much and when he worries his nemesis The WorryBug appears! If you have ever worried about anything, then maybe you can help. Using dedicated interactivity, a rhyming story and stunning animation and artwork, join Wince as he discovers the secret to keeping his worries from getting monstrous. Wince - Don’t Feed The WorryBug carries an insightful message that readers of all ages will enjoy.


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Orientation: Landscape

Format: Universal


Read, Home, Page Guide, Links to: AppStore, Web

App Release Date:


Size: 173.16 MB

Version: 1

Lite Version Available: No



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