Sometimes when we worry about something small, we lose sight of the big picture. Badger’s friends help him shift his focus and everyone ends up with a BLUE 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.
About the Author
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.
“First in a series starring an endearing badger and his sometimes awkward attempts to navigate life. With deadpan wit and a limited palette, this will appeal to fans of Jon Klassen.” —The Bookseller
‘a marvellous adventure in a funny and heart-warming picture book written with Huw Lewis Jones’ dry wit and filled with emotive illustrations from Ben Sanders – this is a book to fall in love with!’ —Armadillo Magazine
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