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Huw Lewis Jones is a writer and teacher who loves wild nature. He creates books for adults about maps and explorers, whilst for children it's mostly been apples so far.
With wife Kari and daughter Nell, he lives in a little house in Cornwall, though often spends his summers at the North Pole.
Check him out one Instagram @huwlewisjones
April 2022 Book of the Month | The first in a series, Blue Badger’s glowing wisdom brings Jon Klassen’s sophisticated picture books to mind. Exploring identity and feeling out-of-sorts in a gentle, relatable way, it’s sure to spark comforting conversations when shared aloud with a toddler. With an elegant palette, Ben Sanders’ elegant illustrations (think emotive colour contrasts and expressive characters) are the perfect partner to Huw Lewis Jones’ perfectly-pitched, perfectly-paced text. “White and black/ Day and night/ Badger doesn’t feel quite right/Who am I?” So begins Blue Badger’s existential quest to understand who he is. Not sure whether he’s white and black, or black and white, Badger seeks advice from a host of animals. To make matters even more confusing, he’s somehow ended up with a blue bottom. While none of the animals can quite answer his question — not Bird, Dog, Cow, Skunk, Zebra, Panda, Whale nor Penguin — Badger discovers that it doesn’t actually matter, because being kind is the “best thing of all”. Moreover, “You can be whatever you want to be!”