Blue Badger

Huw Lewis Jones, illustrated by Ben Sanders
AUD $14.99
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Whether white, or black, or blue. Blue Badger's not sure what to do. Badger has a lot on his mind… and something on his bottom…

Featuring beautiful, emotive illustrations, this is the first story in a series of picture books about a befuddled, lovable Badger and his search for happiness, friends and love.Who am I? White and black. Day and night. Badger doesn't feel quite right… …and to make matters worse, he now has a blue bottom.

Badger is feeling sad. He can't sleep. He asks the other animals one by one: 'Am I white and black, or black and white?' Can he find an answer? Is anyone listening? Does anyone care? Can he find a friend? He speaks to several other animals, from zebra to panda to penguin to skunk, as he tries to find out who he is, but along his journey he discovers that it doesn't matter whether he is black or white, just as long as he is kind. Featuring wry wit, deadpan humour and a heartwarming ending, Blue Badger will endear himself to readers big and small, while touching gently on themes of sadness and identity.

Author bio:

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.Ben Sanders is an award-winning illustrator. His work can be seen on the pages of Wall Street Journal, Monocle, Columbia Journalism Review and Australian Geographic. His work has assisted Vodacom, Toyota, Visa, Bridgestone, Cadbury and The Natural Confectionery Co. move product from shelves. Ben writes and illustrates for Hachette/Lothian and Thames & Hudson.

Category: Children’s & educational
ISBN: 9780711267510
Publisher: Quarto UK
Imprint: Happy Yak
Series: Blue Badger
Pub Date: February 2022
Page Extent: 32
Format: Paperback
Age: 4 - 7
Subject: Humorous stories (Children's / Teenage)