$ 17.95 US / $ 23.95 CAD 8.5 x 11 32 pages / ages 4 to 8 ISBN: 978-0-7358-4479-7


Fun is just a fresh perspective away in this entertaining book about boredom. 

What a boring day! Badger doesn’t feel like doing anything. Unfortunately, Fox, Squirrel, Blackbird, and Rabbit feel the same way. One after the other, they appear at Badger’s door. Even together they don’t know what to do. But when Mouse comes over wearing an eye patch, she gets the ball rolling—or rather a pirate ship in motion—and the treasure hunt begins! Badger and his friends are finally on an adventure.

Grumpy Badger is back in Moritz Petz’s humorous story—that could take place in any children’s room—reminding us that boredom often gives rise to the best ideas. Amélie Jackowski’s illustrations keep the laughs coming with her unique and humorous details.

See praise for The Day Everything Went Wrong here.

Throughout, the illustrations of the animal companions and their surroundings are filled with creative details. It’s a cartoonish and colorful style that works perfectly with the story.
Lisa Czirr, Children's Literature Reviews