Badger's Bad Mood

By Hiawyn Oram and Susan Varley

When Badger gets the blues, everyone is worried about him and tries to help, but to no avail, until Mole invites everyone to a fancy awards ceremony where Badger wins for "most loved no matter what his mood."

Reviews and Awards

"Varley's (Badger's Parting Gifts) breezy ink-and-watercolor paintings, rendered in a pale, earthy palette, create a convincing whole world for Oram's sweet animals. Smartly clad in their timeless Sunday best, they exude charm and personality. Their cozy environs, like the story, make readers utterly welcome." - Publishers Weekly

“Human traits exhibited in the personalities and conversations of Badger and his friends are also evident in Varley's delightful, softly hued watercolor paintings detailed in pen and ink. These charmingly dressed animals have endearing qualities similar to those beloved denizens of Ernest Shepard's Hundred Acre Wood." - School Library Journal

“Told with wit and affection, this charming tale reminds us that everyone needs to be appreciated and that friendship, support, and love are great healers. Varley's delicate, detailed watercolors picture an endearing animal ensemble cast, from accordion-playing Bat to the always-dignified Badger himself. Extremely appealing characters combine with a message all ages can relate to for a timeless and irresistible story." - Booklist 

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Summer 1998
Picture Book
ISBN: 0-590-18920-4
Trim Size: 9" x 11"
Page Count: 32
Foreign Rights: Scholastic
Translation Rights: Scholastic
Rights Available? yes