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Can You Do This, Old Badger?

By Jennifer Gennari, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Message may bore children.

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Little Badger is full of fun, thought parents and children will quickly realize that this book is not a story, but rather a lesson: Value your elders. Children get the message that little badgers should listen to old badgers, because they have useful information. The story is lightened by LeUyen Pham's artwork. Her badgers are sweet and cuddly, but there's something generic about them.

The dialogue between Little Badger and Old Badger is at times delightful, but at times too much what a grown-up wants a kid to say. Would any child ask, "Will that little badger love me as much as I love you?" The warm relationship between the two is attractive to kids, but the message remains the story, making it unlikely to become a bedtime favorite.

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