Viewing recommendations for February 2019.
Badger’s Parting Gifts
Author: Susan Varley
Publisher: Anderson Press
Published: 30th January 2019
Overview: Badger’s Parting Gifts is the beautiful, sensitive and accessible multi award-winning picture book about losing a loved one which has become a children’s literary phenomenon.
Badger is so old that he knows he must soon die, so he does his best to prepare his friends. When he finally passes away, they are grief-stricken, but one by one and season by season, they remember the special things he taught them during his life. By sharing their memories, they realise that although Badger is no longer with them physically, he lives on through his friends.
Author: Cheon Yooju
Publisher: Frances Lincoln Children’s Books
Published: 1st January 2019
Overview: One day, a cat and a dog meet on a bench. The car eats her lunch. The dog reads his book. But the sun twinkles, the breeze blows, and there’s something sweet in the air...
This is a beautifully illustrated and simple story of the joys of spring and finding a new friend.
Hop Little Bunnies
Author: Martha Mumford
Published: 7th February 2019
Overview: There are lots of sleepy animals to wake up in this bouncy, energetic picture book. Lift the flaps, then hop with the little bunnies, cheep with the chicks, baa with the lambs and mew with the kittens. An interactive book, full of non-stop fun, based on the popular nursery rhyme ‘Sleeping Bunnies’. This is full of the joys of spring.