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Badger's Parting Gifts : 35th Anniversary Edition of a picture book to help children deal with death

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Badger is so old that he knows he must soon die, so he does his best to prepare his friends. When he finally passes away, they are grief-stricken, but one by one they remember the special things he taught them during his life. By sharing their memories, they realise that although Badger is no longer with them physically, he lives on through his friends.

Celebrating the 35th anniversary of this quintessential and multi award-winning picture book about losing a loved one. Features a helpful reading guide from Child Bereavement UK that provides tips for reading Badger's Parting Gifts with children and helping them better understand grief.

Endorsed by Child Bereavement UK.

'Badger's Parting Gifts provides young children with a means to understand grief' CHILD BEREAVEMENT UK

'The best book for children on this theme.' THE TIMES EDUCATIONAL SUPPLEMENT

Winner of the Mother Goose Award 1985.
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Product details

  • 0-5
  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 231 x 272 x 4mm | 200g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • UK ed.
  • chiefly col. Illustrations
  • 1849395144
  • 9781849395144
  • 48,139

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"Beautifully detailed ink and watercolour illustrations carry the reader right into the heart of this story"
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Review quote

"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 *
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About Susan Varley

Susan Varley is an award-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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Rating details

522 ratings
4.3 out of 5 stars
5 49% (258)
4 36% (188)
3 11% (57)
2 3% (17)
1 0% (2)
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