Nancy Carroll's 'Daisy Fitzpatrick and her Worries' is available now


Daisy Fitzpatrick has some things on her mind. Worries and anxieties that affect us all. Fear of the dark, being alone, heights, the sea….with each of these twelve poems, Daisy considers and finds a new perspective, helping her face her worries head on.

Nancy Carroll watched her children, and those of close friends, struggle with anxiety, during the pandemic. All of our families have been overwhelmed and confused. Unsurprisingly, with our normal usurped, children have needed more reassurance and explanations. Daisy’s discoveries offer children something that might help put each fear into a wider context or start conversation that could help. Using rhyme like a heartbeat to comfort and lighten sometimes scary thoughts.