Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Mr. Badger and Mrs. Fox: The Meeting

A wonderful, resourceful book for blended families!

Luciani, Brigitte and Eve Tharlet.
Mr. Badger and Mrs. Fox #1: The Meeting.
April 2010.
Lerner Publishing Group.
Review copy provided courtesy of publisher.

Mr. Badger and his three children (Bristle, Grub and Berry) are perfectly content living in their burrow, despite having lost a wife/mother to a terrible illness. Mrs. Fox and her daughter (Ginger) are now facing the loss of their burrow on top of the separation of husband/father from the family. When the two (Mr. Badger and Mrs. Fox) decide to team up and help each other out, the children have a hard time adjusting to new family members. However, over time, they learn to accept each other and live together peacefully. The message here is very important... despite differences in appearance and lifestyles, new families can be started and blended peacefully with a lot of hard work and cooperation!

This is a wonderful story for parents who are bringing children into a new, blended family, as it shows that differences will still exist, and that sometimes there may be arguments, but that by working together, new families can be formed. This is definitely a book that I will keep in mind for my preschoolers, as many of them come from or enter into blended families at some point in their young lives!

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style='clear: both;' Lori said...
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style='clear: both;' Lori said...

I stumbled on your blog and began following just before you posted about taking a blog break. I am glad you're back posting reviews. Your picture book reviews have led me to some fun reads with my boys- I think they are a bit older than your target audience, but they have enjoyed the books anyway.

style='clear: both;' Katie said...

Thanks so much on your input Lori! It's nice to hear that my readers are checking out the books that I'm reviewing... and while I target my activities toward younger children, there's almost always something beneficial in the books for readers of all ages!