Badger’s JourneyCecilia Heikkilä, illustrated by Cecilia Heikkilä
A long time ago Badger was the captain of a boat, but now he’s old and tired and lives a peaceful life on his little island. But it’s a windy place and one day a little animal is washed ashore. And when it wakes up it starts making a terrible noise and jabbers on as though it’s trying to say something important. Something about a storm …
This is a tale about how you sometimes need the wind to blow you back onto the right course. Using wonderful imagery that makes you think of Studio Ghibli’s animated films and Tove Jansson, Cecilia Heikkilä has created a wonderful picture book to travel through together. A finely tuned, magically illustrated book about friendship and a longing to travel far beyond the horizon.
English (world): Interlink Publishing
German: HarperCollins Deutschland
French: Éditions Cambourakis
Russian: Mann, Ivanov and Ferber