Tiger and Badger

Tiger and Badger

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Tiger and Badger are the very best of friends--even when they don't get along.

Tiger and Badger are best friends. Of course, sometimes even very best friends can get into disagreements --over a toy, or a chair, or even sharing some orange slices. But no matter what, after a bit of pouting and with the help of some very silly faces, they always make up. Tiger and Badger is an exuberant read-aloud bursting with bright illustrations to hold the attention of very young readers just learning to make--and keep--friends.
Publisher: Sommerville, MA : Candlewick Press, 2016
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780763666040
Branch Call Number: P JENKI E
Additional Contributors: Gay, Marie-Louise

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Andriusha
Jun 23, 2016

Very nice book and I love the pictures (M-L Gay is my favorite illustrator and I love her Stella series). It helped to show my kids how conflicts might get resolved. Very positive book, especially if your child does not know how to recover from a conflict and gets upset. Now I say, do it like tiger, smile, forgive and play again. Very beautiful book.

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robynlinford
Jun 18, 2016

I read this with my five year old. There were two things that stood out to me. First, about halfway through the book, Badger is referred to as "she." Both my son and I took note of this with some surprise and excitement. So, that's where we are with gender expectations in 2016 I guess. But all the same, I appreciate that the author made one of the two characters a female and didn't make a big deal about it by defining her character by this sole characteristic or bedazzling her in pink accessories. Second, the book's take home message that friends fight sometime and can still make up and be friends again is always a good lesson to revisit. I was not a fan of how this process was actually implemented in this tale (no understanding about the fight, just comic relief leading to reconciliation). However, the theme lead me to start a meaningful conversation with my son about constructive ways to handle fights with friends.

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