Badger has strayed from his normal night time feeding territory. He is hungry and is searching for food along the high tide mark on the beach. He hears someone call for help. He is reluctant to forgo his search for supper but his conscience tells him he should. A crab is trapped under a large rock and Badger has to struggle hard to free him.
Crab is not very gracious but eventually suggests that Badger joins him the following night for a fishy feast. Badger accepts and enjoys a banquet of sprats but subsequently Crab fails to turn up for a repeat meal, leaving Badger very hungry.
Crab later overhears a conversation between two Moonfaces inferring that there will be a night time raid on a nearby badger sett. Crab’s conscience now pricks him and he sets off into unknown territory to warn Badger that he is in danger. But will he succeed?
The book features a range of other characters including Fox, Grey Squirrel, Tawny Owl and Mrs Badger. It will appeal to children 7-9 years, and parents who may well be reading it!