Skip to Main Content

Badger is Bored

Illustrated by Amélie Jackowski
Published by NorthSouth Books
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

About The Book

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 child'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.

Praise for The Day Everything Went Wrong

“Amelie Jackowski’s illustrations are wonderful.”— Youth Services Book Review

“This sweet Swiss import gives a fresh take on altruism and friendship.”—Booklist

About The Author

Moritz Petz, alias Udo Weigelt, was born in Hamburg, Germany. Upon completion of his studies, he traveled through Italy, Denmark, and Sweden, working a variety of jobs before returning to study history and German. He has written many books for children including the badger book that started it all: The Bad Mood. Today Udo Weigelt lives as a freelance writer on Lake Constance. 


About The Illustrator

Amélie Jackowski was born in Toulon, France. She studied at the School of Applied Arts in Strasbourg and at the University of Aix-en-Provence. Amélie has written many books for children including beloved tale, The Bad Mood. The illustrator now lives and works in Marseille. She has two children to whom she likes to tell stories she invented. 


Product Details

  • Publisher: NorthSouth Books (April 19, 2022)
  • Length: 32 pages
  • ISBN13: 9780735844797
  • Grades: P - 3
  • Ages: 4 - 8

Browse Related Books

Raves and Reviews

"The illustrations are detailed and shows the emotions of the different animals in the story."

– Kiss the Book

"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."

– Children's Literature Reviews

Resources and Downloads

High Resolution Images

More books from this author: Moritz Petz

More books from this illustrator: Amélie Jackowski