The Book That Made Me: Jeremy Strong 13/07/20
Aubrey and the Terrible Yoot
Adventurous Aubrey is a happy little boy who enjoys Night Venturing. Entering his fierce and vivid imagination as he lies in bed, he explores the forest outside and finds that he can talk to the animals there.
But one day, a horrible sadness - the Terrible Yoot - takes hold of his father and won’t let go. Aubrey travels into his imagination to find a solution and finds that he can help his father by confronting the Terrible Yoot together.
This fabulously illustrated book addresses the difficult subject of parental depression, at once describing the horror of Aubrey’s dad’s experience but also remaining upbeat and full of surreal humour.
A great book to share and to provoke discussion.