A Home on the River
Peter Bently and Charles Fuge
Hodder Children’s Books
When Bramble Badger discovers that he has no water and neither have his friends he looks beyond his own front door.
Heading down to the river, he finds the riverbed is completely dry – there’s not even enough for Tipper Toad to take a dip.
Determined to help his friends, Bramble follows the dry river bed deep into the woods manoeuvring over and around obstacles and startling some of the woodland animals; he even takes an unplanned dip in a freezing lake, until eventually he comes upon a blockade.
Thinking the young squirrels have been up to mischief he goes to investigate.
What he finds though isn’t squirrels but a wooden house on an island.
The house is inhabited by one Sam beaver who doesn’t realise that his actions have caused problems further downriver.
Fortunately he’s ready to make amends and so Bramble shows him the perfect spot he’s discovered close by and all ends happily with water flowing once again.
Peter Bently’s rhyming story of friendship, sharing and caring for the world around us is the second to feature Bramble and his community of animal friends. Again in his lovely illustrations, Charles Fuge brings out both the warmth of Peter’s tale and the beauty of the natural world.