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Badger's Perfect Garden

Written by Marsha Diane Arnold & illustrated by Ramona Kaulitzki
Published by Sleeping Bear Press
Goodreads Rating - 3.9 / 5.0
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Badger is ready to plant the perfect garden. He has spent months gathering and sorting seeds. His friends come to help. After the seeds are planted, everyone celebrates. But then a rainstorm comes and washes away all of their hard work. Is the garden ruined?

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Who Wrote Badger's Perfect Garden

Marsha Diane Arnold

Called a “born storyteller” by the media, Marsha Diane Arnold is the picture book author of 21 books, with over one million books sold. Her books have garnered honors from Best First Book by a New Author to Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library to Smithsonian Notable. Recent books include the bilingual Galápagos Girl and Lost. Found., both Junior Library Guild selections. Lost. Found. received three starred reviews and was illustrated by Caldecott Medal winner Matthew Cordell. 

Growing up on the Kansas prairies, Marsha lived in Northern California most of her life. Now she lives with her husband in Florida, near the Caloosahatchee River and her family. Besides creating stories, she loves scuba diving, hiking, traveling, gardening, and climbing trees.

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Who Illustrated Badger's Perfect Garden

Ramona Kaulitzki

Ramona Kaulitzki’s ( biggest passions have always been drawing and storytelling. She enjoys creating characters and breathing life into them while imagining the worlds in which they live. You can follow her on Twitter @RamonaKaulitzki and on Instagram @ramonakaulitzki.

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  • What is your favorite thing about Badger’s Perfect Garden?

    I love how in the end Badger realized his garden didn’t need to be perfect, afterall. The jumble-tumble garden Mother Nature had made with the seeds he planted was beautiful.

  • What would you say is the primary message of Badger’s Perfect Garden?

    Letting go. Surrender. Beautiful things may follow.

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March 15, 2019
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