Planet 226

Caroline Clark reviews
Aubrey and the Terrible Ladybirds
by Horatio Clare and
by Kat Ellis

Aubrey and the Terrible Ladybirds

Firefly, £7.99

Horatio Clare’s first novel for children, Aubrey and the Terrible Yoot won the Branford Boase Award for debut children’s authors. The book was unusual in that it treated, in a highly imaginative way, a very serious subject. Aubrey’s father suffered from depression and Aubrey was determined to defeat the enemy which was causing this.

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