ISBN-13: 9781849395144

RRP: £6.99

Published: 7th March 2013

Length: 28 Pages

Badger's Parting Gifts

Badger is so old that he knows he will soon die. He tries to prepare his friends for this event, but when 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.


"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"

"[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