Heavy Metal Badger by Duncan Beedie – Book Review

Heavy Metal Badger by Duncan Beedie – Book Review

Heavy Metal Badger by Duncan Beedie

Heavy Metal Badger

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An empowering rock anthem, from the fantastically-funny Duncan Beedie, celebrating identity and self-expression.

Badger is ready to ROCK!

The music inside him is ready to burst out.
He just needs to find a band.
But recorder class isn’t right. Neither’s the choir. Nor the marching band!
Will Badger ever find his musical tribe? Perhaps it’s been there all along . . .

Children will love the laugh-out-loud chaos that Badger causes on his quest for a musical home. Packed with tons of rock-themed references, puns and visual jokes, this is THE picture book for budding rock music lovers. Perfect for fans of Dogs Don’t Do Ballet by Anna Kemp and Sara Ogilvie, Zog by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, and The Lion Inside by Rachel Bright and Jim Field.

Review by Stacey

Heavy Metal Badger is a children’s rhyming book featuring a badger who can’t keep his music inside of him. He makes such a lot of noise that he is disturbing the other creatures.

He decides to try and find where his music will fit in and so joins lots of different groups, starting with a recorder class. Yikes!

The book is entertaining and amusing. The full-page illustrations are wonderful and have plenty that will give you a giggle, especially for grown-ups such as posters with Quack Sabbath and Moo Fighters on.

I really enjoyed this read. The rhyming was perfect, the plot enjoyable, and I closed the book feeling like I’d just read an amazing story. Overall, young readers will adore this book. Just be prepared for them to unleash their singing voices too.

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Duncan Beedie

Duncan Beedie

Duncan is a children’s author & illustrator from Bristol, UK. He has been doodling away since he was a child, sprawled out on his parents’ living room floor with a felt tip in his clammy little fist. Although he now does his writing/drawing from a desk in his studio.

His first picture book ‘The Bear Who Stared’ was shortlisted for the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize 2017, while his second title ‘The Lumberjack’s Beard’ was shortlisted for the World Illustration Awards.

Duncan has also been commissioned for illustration by Quarto, Little Tiger Press, Scholastic and OUP.

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