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

Title : Badger's Parting Gifts
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ISBN : 9780862640620
ISBN13 : 978-0862640620
Format Type : Other Book
Language : Englisch
Publisher : Andersen 26 M rz 1984
Number of Pages : 489 Pages
File Size : 994 KB
Status : Available For Download
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Badger's Parting Gifts Reviews

  • None
    2019-04-26 03:39

    Susan Varley is amazing. I've read everything I can find written for children about death, and this is by far the best. And it's not just for kids. I bought this book to share with my children after my brother's death five years ago. They seemed to connect with it, but I think it spoke even more to me than it did to them. We've since experienced other losses, and this is always the first book that comes off the shelves. I'm now buying copies for an adult friend who lost his father, and elementary school classmates of my sons' whose mother just died from cancer. If you or someone you care about are grieving, try this book. You may find some smiles amidst the tears.

  • None
    2019-05-21 06:42

    This excellent picture book deals with the death of Badger, who leaves many memories for his loved ones. This book is excellent support for families and for schools in helping children to deal with death. Highly recommended from my parent and teacher perspective.

  • None
    2019-04-23 07:26

    This beautiful story touches both adults and children. I have used it to help children heal after the death of a pet or loved one. I also have sent it to friends who may be dealing with a death as well. It's simple text and touching message are ageless.

  • Tesa Silvestre
    2019-05-21 02:37

    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].

  • Nina Sekscenski
    2019-05-02 08:27

    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.

  • Dan
    2019-05-12 03:30

    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.

  • Sherri Isgar
    2019-04-26 06:38

    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.

  • Jim D
    2019-05-22 08:29

    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.