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Mr Badger and the Big Surprise

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About the Story

Mr Badger and the Big Surprise introduces us to the marvellous world of the Boubles Grand Hotel. You'll meet the humble and hardworking Mr Badger and his delightful array of friends. 

Mr Badger is in charge of special events at this splendid old London hotel. When he and his assistant, Miss Pims, prepare for Miss Sylvia Smothers-Carruthers' seventh birthday party, little does Mr Badger know just what is in store for Sylvia, and for him.

Will Mr Badger be able to save the day? And just what will the special surprise be?

Author and illustrator, Leigh Hobbs' quaint Mr Badger will win over a legion of fans, and dapper storyteller Andrew Hansen is as charming and funny as ever!


*captions available. 
*included in the NSW Premier's Reading Challenge 3-4 list. 
*included in the VIC Premier's Reading Challenge 3-4 list.
*included in the SA Premier's Reading Challenge 3-5 list.

Story Details



Animal Stories, Celebration / Event, Community, Friendship, Humour, NSW PRC, SA PRC, VIC PRC

Suitable for

Lower Primary (5-8yrs), Middle Primary (8-10yrs)



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