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Badger's Parting Gifts A picture book to help children deal with death

Written by Susan Varley

Badger's Parting Gifts A picture book to help children deal with death Synopsis

Badger is so old that he knows he will soon die. He tries to prepare his friends for this event, but he does die, they are still grief-stricken. Gradually they come to terms with their grief by remembering all the practical things Badger taught them, and so Badger lives on in his friends' memories of him.

Badger's Parting Gifts A picture book to help children deal with death Press Reviews

I bow down to this one. It left me with a lump in the throat, and I would have no qualms at all about recommending it to any child. Tender, poignant, touching. Good book. -- Martin Waddell * Irish News * Varley's text is sensitive, comforting, gentle. This is one sensible and honest approach to death for the young. -- Elaine Moss * T. L. S. * Beautifully detailed ink and watercolour illustrations carry the reader right into the heart of this story * Carousel * [One of] the best children's books for help during hard times... Badger's Parting Gifts has helped millions of children understand death * The Sun * Sensitively written * Woman's Own *

Book Information

ISBN: 9780862640620
Publication date: 13th February 2019
Author: Susan Varley
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 32 pages

About Susan Varley

Susan Varley is a prize-winning artist who has illustrated many books for Andersen Press. Her picture book Badger's Parting Gifts is one of the most enduring of all time, winning many prizes, including the Mother Goose Award in 1985.

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