ISBN-13: 9781849395144

RRP: £7.99

Published: 7th March 2013

Length: 32 Pages

Badger's Parting Gifts

A special 40th anniversary edition of the best-selling and award-winning classic about bereavement and understanding grief.
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 40th anniversary of this classic and multi award-winning picture book story 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.' TIMES EDUCATIONAL SUPPLEMENT


"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."
Irish News

"Varley's text is sensitive, comforting, gentle. This is one sensible and honest approach to death for the young."
T. L. S.

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

"[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