One of the most enduring books ever. This was Susan Varley's first picture book and for it she won the Mother Goose Award for most exciting newcomer to children's book illustration.
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. Ginette Thomas lives in Aberdeenshire in Scotland. She has three children.
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.
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)
"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
"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 *