We are delighted that Badger has returned for more adventures in Series 2 as we were beginning to miss the likeable character. The next instalment is called Badger the Mystical Mutt and the Bigfoot Brigade and promises yet more magic (not always successful of course!), more challenges and hopefully more hot buttered toast!!!
The latest book sees Badger on an official mission faced with fierce blizzards and a hungry tummy so you know he is going to have his work cut out. Nothing is ever simple for poor Badger he has to deal with the suspicious prying Pupparazzi (“I’m watching you”) who are desperate to write a sensational spread on Bigfoot. Thankfully Badger is on hand to help teach them a valuable lesson and give them a taste of their own medicine.
The poor Bigfoot family have had no escape from the invading press; yetis are rare so Schubert is desperate for the exclusive news story. They are not nice in their aim to do this, flashing cameras, snooping around, being very intrusive and even worse, even ruthless at times (with the planned yeti kidnap!).
The yeti children (Flossy and Bossie) are forced to stay indoors so they are undetected by the hounds and Mrs Bigfoot cannot go shopping at her local store, their life is turned upside down by the Pupparazzi interference. The press have a complete disregard for their right to privacy. They just long for normal lives. The book helps children understand that there are different types of news stories and not to believe everything they read. Hugo restores their faith in the press with accurate reporting of the facts in a way that the Bigfoot family can finally be left in peace.
The text is very descriptive “mashing, thrashing and crunching” is one example so ideal to build up children’s vocabulary. It is also an appealing read for children with curious names for things, “jangle flub cakes” anyone?
You can order the book from Badger’s shop for £5.99 (postage is extra) and finally learn the true size of Mr Bigfoots feet!!!