There are lots of things Little Badger can do that Old Badger can't manage to do anymore. But Old Badger can still show Little Badger a few tricks--especially about nap time!
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EVE BUNTING is the author of the Caldecott Medal-winning Smoky Night as well as two other books about Little Badger. Ms. Bunting's many honors include the prestigious Kerlan Award for her body of work. She lives in Southern California.
LEUYEN PHAM graduated from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. She is the illustrator of Piggies in a Polka by Kathi Appelt, Before I Was Your Mother by Kathryn Lasky, and two other books about Little Badger. Ms. Pham lives in San Francisco, California.
PreSchool-Grade 2-While out walking with Old Badger, Little Badger asks, "Can you do this?" as he jumps, somersaults, and climbs. Old Badger admits that while there are many things he is no longer able to do, he still has much that he can teach the youngster. Through Old Badger's wisdom, they enjoy a plentiful earthworm lunch, eat honey from a hive, rake mud from their claws, and catch a fish from a stream. As they curl up together at the end of their day, Little Badger asks his elder how he knows so much. Old Badger responds that an old badger taught him and that when Little Badger is old, he will pass what he has learned on as well. Warm-toned gouache illustrations create the ideal scene for the tender interaction between two generations. Children will drink in the detail, from Old Badger's striped coveralls and spectacles to the small green frog that follows the pair on their walk. Little Badger's gleeful energy is matched by Old Badger's patient amusement. Twinkling fireflies, the rosy sky at sunset, and a cozy hole in the bank under a badger-faced moon create a warm feel. A sweet intergenerational story that captures the joy of a day well spent with one well loved.
Carolyn Stacey, Jefferson County Public Library, Golden, CO
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Book Description Sandpiper, 2004. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0152046038
Book Description Sandpiper, 2004. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110152046038