The Tale of Benny Badger


Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)

(4.6 stars; 7 reviews)

"Mr. Bailey centered all his plots in the animal, bird and insect worlds, weaving natural history into the stories in a way that won educator's approval without arousing the suspicions of his young readers. He made it a habit to never 'write down' to children and frequently used words beyond the average juvenile vocabulary, believing that youngsters respond to the stimulus of the unfamiliar." (Summary – Wikipedia ) (1 hr 48 min)

Chapters

01 – A Great Digger 6:00 Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
02 – Hunting For Something 4:15 Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
03 – No One At Home 4:52 Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
04 – Mr. Coyote Sings 5:28 Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
05 – Speaking Of Ground Squirrels 4:13 Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
06 – Strange Partners 4:15 Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
07 – Mr. Coyote Remembers 4:37 Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
08 – A Watcher And A Worker 4:11 Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
09 – A Careless Helper 4:31 Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
10 – The Sore Paw 4:00 Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
11 – The Birds Eggs 4:27 Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
12 – The Prairie Chicken 5:33 Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
13 – Don’t Do That 5:00 Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
14 – A Queer Discovery 5:04 Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
15 – Benny And The Owl 3:55 Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
16 – Spoiling A Game 4:43 Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
17 – The Prairie Dog Village 4:28 Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
18 – Saving The Day 4:24 Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
19 – Pleasant Praise 4:02 Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
20 – The Rancher Is Angry 4:16 Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
21 – The New Home 5:28 Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
22 – A Breakfast Invitation 3:59 Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
23 – Mr. Deer Mouse Is Timid 6:34 Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)

Reviews

Boring

(2 stars)

This was rather boring and the only reason I persisted with it was that it put me to sleep without fail. The main character of the book, Benny the Badger, spends most of the story digging holes and scheming to eat the local gophers and prairie dogs. This doesn't seem to me to be an attractive plot for young readers/listeners.