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  • Author:
    Susan Varley
  • ISBN:
    0440843723
  • ISBN13:
    978-0440843726
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  • Publisher:
    HarperCollins Publishers; First Thus edition (1992)
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Whenever Badger's name was mentioned, someone remembered another story that made them all smile

Whenever Badger's name was mentioned, someone remembered another story that made them all smile. One warm spring day as Mole was walking on the hillside where he'd last seen Badger, he wanted to thank his friend for his parting gift somehow. Badger did., i. BADGER'S PARTING GIFTS Susan Varley When old Badger dies, his friends think they will be sad forever. But gradually they are able to remember Badger with joy and to treasure the gifts he left behind for every one of his friends.

Susan Varley was born in Blackpool, England, in 1961, and studied illustration and graphic design at Manchester .

Susan Varley was born in Blackpool, England, in 1961, and studied illustration and graphic design at Manchester Polytechnic. She is the author-illustrator of Badger’s Parting Gifts, for which she won the Mother Goose Award as "the most exciting newcomer to British children’s book illustration.

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Badger’s Parting Gifts. Susan Varley’s writing is so beautiful that you wouldn’t mind that the text on each page is longer than most picture books. Written and illustrated by: Susan Varley Published by: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Books Book borrowed from the library. Book photos taken by me. Badger was dependable, reliable, and always ready to help when help was needed. He was also very old, and he knew almost everything. I love how she incorporates Badger’s own thoughts and feelings about death and dying. You don’t see this often in picture books. Sometimes, we adults need to be creative in helping children understand the complexity of Life and Death.

Badger's friends are sad when he dies but treasure the memories he left them

Badger was dependable, reliable, and always ready to help when help was needed. Badger was so old that he knew he must soon die.

Badger's Parting Gifts. 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.

Badger was dependable, reliable, and always ready to help when help was needed. He was also very old, and he knew almost everything. Badger was so old that he knew he must soon die.

Arakus
Badger's Parting Gifts is one of my favorite children's books. I was first introduced to it on the night before my mother died, so it has a very special place in my heart. She was a psychotherapist who worked with terminally ill patients and their grieving children, but after a 3 year battle with pancreatic cancer, she was now the one lying in coma in the very same hospital where she had accompanied many others to the end of their life. When one of her students came to say farewell that night, she sat by her bedside and told us that she had brought a book that my mother loved and often read to bereaved children. She wanted to read it to her one last time. So, these are the circumstances under which my sister and I received the unexpected gift of this beautifully illustrated story. And that was an unforgettable and deeply moving experience! In French, the book is titled "Au Revoir Blaireau" (Farewell, Badger). These ended up being the very last words I whispered in my mother's ear before leaving her for the night. She died at dawn the next day. I have read and re-read the book many times since then, in both French and English, and have given countless copies away. If you know children who are grieving someone they love, and need support processing their grief and finding uplifting ways to remember those they miss, this soulful little book will be very helpful. I happen to think it's also very healing for adults. [Dear Susan, I am hoping you read your book reviews, and am leaving a short message for you here because I could not find a website or contact info to reach you directly. Simply, I wanted to thank you for all the ways that Badger and his friends Mole, Frog, Fox and Rabbit have touched my heart and my life. And I thought you might like to know that it helped my mother and other French therapists support a lot of kids to befriend their experience of loss. Your wise words and delightful illustrations have been a great gift to us all].
Ffyan
My husband passed away before my now 6 yr old son was born and this book was a further way for he and I to connect on that deeper level regarding his Dad's passing and what goes on after. This book is insightful, gentle, and so sweet. I can not recommend this enough. 10 stars.
Zetadda
I purchased this book after reading numerous reviews (Amazon, Barnes and Nobel, etc) regarding books to discuss the concept of death to my daughter after a family member was diagnosed with terminal cancer. The illustrations are very well made, and the concept of the book is very well written. Many complain about the book referring to death as "going down a very log tunnel". Although clearly not the greatest concept, the book isn't so much about Badger's physical death. The book is more about what Badger left behind in terms of the values he taught his friends, and experiences he had with them. Basically, no matter what happens physically, our thoughts and memories is what lives on. My daughter (5 years old at the time) read it the first time and didn't fully understand and was asking questions, which in my opinion was good because I wanted to discuss the topic with her. After that, as she read it, she began to understand the concept and asked more questions. The story line is well written. The price is a little steep for the amount of pages and being paperback, but it did the job I intended it to do.
LadyShlak
I purchased this book as a gift for my 4 year old granddaughter and she absolutely loves it. It is well written and while it dealt with the death of an animal she immediately identified it with missing her grandparents after an extended visit. My daughter was able to help my granddaughter vocalize her feelings and look at it from a broader perspective - turning the story into a learning experience. It is a beautiful story and she likes to have it read to her regularly.
Hap
This was an adorable little story, explaining death in subtle terms that little children can understand. It shows the Badger as his life is winding down, his health not as robust as it once was. The badger bids his friends goodnight, retires to his home, and gently passes on, shrugging off his aches and pains as a relief. All those who looked up to him and learned from him are saddened, but come to realize that they are better off having known him, and cherish the memories they have of him and the things he taught them. It's a sweet little story that will give your child a little bit of an understanding of death, and how to cherish the memories of those who have passed on.

Ye GODS though, don't read this thing while drinking.
Isha
Have bought many copies over the years....I send instead of card when someone loved dies. Sent to me by my dearest friend years ago when our Golden Retriever died....have sent it to nephews when my brother died....well received.....I keep a copy on hand in our "card drawer"....
Ffan
I read this to my daughter when she was three and found it very helpful. I liked the ambiguous ending because I think anyone can explain the meaning of the "long tunnel" in terms that fit with your own beliefs about what happens at death. The book doesn't handle that for you. As for a relationship with the characters, as one reviewer mentioned, we read some of the other books in the series so that my daughter could see that Badger had other experiences in his life before he became old and sick. I would recommend using other books in the series to allow children to form relationships with the characters outside of this death experience.

For books that deal with other types of death and dying situations, Honey For a Child's Heart offers recommendations with guidelines as to the type of situation depicted and the appropriate ages of the target audience. In our case, this was just what we were looking for. She had a great-grandmother die and then was aware of the death of an aged animal at the zoo, so we wanted to talk about old age and death.
I read it too my 4 year old daughter after getting home from my grandmother's viewing, and had to hand it over to my wife to finish, cause it is a sad book and I lost it. But death is supposed to be sad, and this book handles the subject way better than I expected, and I had pretty high expectations based on the reviews