Monday, 5 November 2018
Badger and Crab's Adventure
It's aimed at children from ages 7 to 9 years old and it tells the story of an unlikely friendship between a badger and a crab and the amazing adventures that they enjoy together.
Badgers in the UK are under threat due to a campaign to cull them to stop bovine tuberculosis.
Badger finds himself a long way away from his normal night time feeding area. He is hungry and finds himself searching for food on a beach at high tide.
However, he hears someone calling for help. He doesn't want to abandon his search for food, he is very hungry, but he is a decent person and decides to halt his search for food to try to find the person who is crying out for help.
He finds a crab trapped under a rock and has a hard time in freeing him.
Crab later overhears a conversation between two moonfaces plotting an attack on a badger's sett that is not far away.
Crab realises that the badger who saved his life could be in danger, so Crab sets off to try to save his new friend.
Can he succeed?
This is a well written book that contains clear environmental messages in a fashion that is understandable by children.
It is well illustrated by Carol Davies and will make a super Christmas gift. It is published by Matador at £7.99.