Badger's Parting Gifts

Badger's Parting Gifts

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by Susan Varley
     
 

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Badger's friends are sad when he dies but treasure the memories he left them. "The gentle message holds particular validity for children and is conveyed in a tenderhearted. ..manner."— Book1ist.

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Badger's friends are sad when he dies but treasure the memories he left them. "The gentle message holds particular validity for children and is conveyed in a tenderhearted. ..manner."— Book1ist.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Warm and sensitive illustrations reflect the hopeful mood of this tale about woodland animals learning to accept their friend Badger's death. Ages 4-up. (July)
Children's Literature - Susie Wilde
This is a particualrly good book for children who lose pets that are older or in pain. It softly describes Badger's death and how his friends transform their grief by seeing how Badger lives on in the "parting gifts" he's left them.
School Library Journal
Badger's friends are overwhelmed with their loss when he dies. By sharing their memories of his gifts, they find the strength to face the future with hope. Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781856811644
Publisher:
Random House Adult Trade Publishing Group
Publication date:
11/27/1992
Pages:
22

Meet the Author

Susan Varley was born in Blackpool, England, in 1961, and studied illustration and graphic design at Manchester Polytechnic. She is the author-illustrator of Badger’s Parting Gifts, for which she won the Mother Goose Award as "the most exciting newcomer to British children’s book illustration."

Susan Varley was born in Blackpool, England, in 1961, and studied illustration and graphic design at Manchester Polytechnic. She is the author-illustrator of Badger’s Parting Gifts, for which she won the Mother Goose Award as "the most exciting newcomer to British children’s book illustration."

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Badger's Parting Gifts 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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I picked this book up at the library partly because of the illustrations. It is a warmly written and thoughtful book that almost any child would love. It is a great conversation starter for those who are faced with a death situation. The story shows death as part of a natural course of events. It also speaks to how important one's legacy is - each one of badger's friends can remember something important that he taught them and they find comfort in their memories.