Ruby is a happy little girl, content with exploring the world around her, until one day she discovers a Worry. The nature of Ruby’s Worry is never disclosed, suffice it to say it grows and grows, as she internalises it and doesn’t confide her concerns. A limited colour palette is used throughout most of this picture book, ensuring that the depiction of the Worry as an expanding yellow blob looms large against a sepia suffused background in the illustrations. Eventually Ruby recognises that another child is equally troubled and finds that sharing her Worry can make it disappear.
Also by Tom Percival:
Perfectly Norman Bloomsbury £6.99 9781408880975
Ravi's Roar Bloomsbury £6.99 9781408892183