Badger’s Parting Gifts

Badger’s Parting Gifts is the story about a mole who knows that he will die soon. It is based upon the Children’s Book Badger’s Parting Gifts (1984), winner of the Mother Goose Award in 1985 for the most promising newcomer in Illustration. In a sensitive approach author Susan Varley outlines the topic of grief not as a feeling ‘to be overcome’ but as a measure of depth: As time goes by Badger’s friends follow the direction of this grief in the sense of a sounder and discover how lives are closely knit together by shared experiences, a tie that doesn’t cease with death.

If you are searching for a mindful way to talk to your child/ren about dying and/or death as being a part of life (note how the film links the passing of time with passing away), this sure is a book and/or film to consider.

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Badger’s Parting Gifts (Film)

– Badger’s Parting Gifts at Andersen Press (Book)

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