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Badger And The Great Storm by Suzanne Chiew & Caroline Pedler

Badger And The Great Storm is the perfect story to snuggle up with while the wind howls around outside. Badger’s kindness in helping to protect the woodland animals’ homes is reciprocated when his own home is destroyed in the storm.

The Story: When the animals hear that a terrible storm is coming Badger helps them to secure their belongings and make their homes stronger. On his way home the wind blows and it starts to rain. Badger shelters in Rabbit’s burrow for the night and next morning the animals discover that the oak tree has blown down and damaged Badger’s house. His friends help him build a new house and they also plant an acorn so that one day he will live under an oak tree again.

Badger is such a kind character and allays the different fears that Rabbit, Hedgehog, Bird and Mouse have about the storm. Before the storm Badger’s toolbox comes in very handy for building a nest box and making a sturdy door and he has a very inventive idea for protecting Hedgehog’s lettuces. It is lucky that Badger stays the night with Rabbit and isn’t in his own house, my daughter’s favourite picture shows him reading a story to all the little rabbits. I love the double page spread where the animals are working to build Badger’s house. Rabbit and Mouse look so cute in their safety goggles!

Caroline Pedler’s beautiful illustrations complement the easy to read text. The animals have wonderful expressions on their faces, especially when they see Badger’s tree lying on the ground. Children can identify with the animal characters and their initial fears about the storm and the book portrays kindness, friendship and caring as the animals help each other throughout the story.

Badger and The Great Storm would by a lovely story to include in a classroom weather topic. You could read the story but stop reading before Badger’s new house is revealed so that children can imagine, design (and maybe build) their own house for him. The book can also be used to stimulate conversations about woodland animals and the different types of houses that they live in.

Author: Suzanne Chiew / Illustrator: Caroline Pedler

Thank you to Little Tiger Press for sending us a copy of Badger And The Great Storm. We really enjoy reading this lovely story about friendship and kindness. 

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25 responses to “Badger And The Great Storm by Suzanne Chiew & Caroline Pedler”

  1. Colette B avatar

    That sounds like a really lovely story x
    Thanks for linking up with #TriedTested this week x

    1. Catherine avatar

      We really enjoy reading it 🙂

  2. Amy avatar

    Sounds like a lovely story-definitely one to look out for. I love discovering new books, thank you! x

  3. Kate @ Family Fever avatar

    What a lovely sounding book, perfect for sharing as a bedtime story. Thanks for linking up with #TriedTested

    1. Catherine avatar

      It is a lovely bedtime story 🙂

  4. Bean avatar

    What a great story and lovely pictures.

    1. Catherine avatar

      They are beautiful pictures and the story is a lovely portrayal of animal friendship.

  5. Toni @ Gym Bunny Mummy avatar

    This sounds like a lovely book. Is it part of a series? The badger looks very familiar to me, thanks x

    1. Catherine avatar

      I don’t think this is part of a series. I had a quick look but I didn’t find any other books by this author / illustrator combination.

  6. Jenna avatar

    The front cover illustration looks stunning.

    Always looking for new books to add to my daughter’s growing collection.

    Thanks for sharing.


    Jenna at Tiny Footsteps xx

    1. Catherine avatar

      All the illustrations are beautiful 🙂

  7. Zena's Suitcase avatar

    This sounds like the sort of book that would go down a treat in our house. I really love the illustrations

    1. Catherine avatar

      The illustrations are beautiful and include so much lovely detail 🙂

  8. Karen Bell avatar

    Sounds like a lovely book and a great way to start some conversations about weather and woodland animals.

    1. Catherine Friess avatar

      These are great examples, I love it when a good story stimulates discussion.

  9. Coombe Mill avatar

    Looks like a great story which could easily be adapted for classroom learning too.

    1. Catherine avatar

      A lot of learning activities could be stimulated by this story, especially weather and different types of animal houses.

  10. fashion-mommy avatar

    It sounds like such a lovely story, I think my little boy would love this.


    1. Catherine avatar

      We really enjoy reading it 🙂

  11. Mary @ Over 40 and a Mum to One avatar

    Sounds like a lovely book, always on the look out for new additions to our book shelf #TriedTested

    1. Catherine avatar

      It is a lovely story that will appeal to a wide range of ages and experiences.

  12. Kim Carberry avatar

    This sounds like a lovely book….So sweet x

    1. Catherine avatar

      It’s a very cute story with really child-friendly characters 🙂

  13. Verily Victoria Vocalises avatar

    This sounds like a really beautiful book – and those illustrations look great. Definitely one that would appeal to children. Thank you for linking to #PoCoLo 🙂 x

    1. Catherine avatar

      It is, the illustrations are lovely, we like Badger’s red boots 🙂