I was so pleased when Badger the Mystical Mutt and the Flying Fez book arrived on our doorstep. My eldest gets withdrawal symptoms if he does not hear regular Badger adventures and always hopes a copy will somehow make its way to us by Wim-Wim.
The latest instalment was yet another success, especially as our dog even wanted to hear the story. She does have a little bit of Badger about her; perhaps I need to invest in a spotty neckerchief! After reading the first chapter with my eldest I shall not get my lovely dog a flying fez, the hat seems quite troublesome with a short attention span!
This book is the conclusion of the first series of Badger the Mystical Mutt and I think it really does teach children the value of endearing friendships, seeing the excitement of the old friends coming together for the party was quite touching especially as we have got close to all the characters through the earlier books.
Some things have not changed like p-mails are still getting giggles from my toilet humour appreciating son. Although mentions like that help capture his attention but it’s the underlying messages that I like him getting the most. Life with friends can have its up and down’s but coming together for a reunion shows just how much each of the characters mean to each other and they will always be there when it counts, despite sell out dancing tours and visions of grandeur!
It seems out of character not having Badger with his trademark neckerchief but its interesting learning more about the famous red and white spotty piece of material and the reason for his disappearance in this book. The Flying Fez is a practical joker even tampering with Badger’s beloved toast supplies and filling the lane with thousands of peas so we soon miss the trusty reliable ‘Chief.
The party preparations make appealing reading, the alley cats as DJ’s, a feast of Crunchy Munchy Chewy Chops and bins decorated with fairy lights, but they do have a few mishaps along the way. I will not reveal anymore of the story, as I know you would want to enjoy it with your child and not have the whole plot leaked here. I think we will be in for a treat though when Series two comes out.
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