2.22 The Shadow Badge
The Shadow Badge shows us the Squirrels’ amazing capacity for creativity, even without Duggee’s help.
Round with a shadow bird.
All five Squirrels having fun at Squirrel Club, hiding in a tree, digging, splashing, dancing, skipping and playing in the paddling pool, jumping and running.
The Squirrels are sat on the sofa.
It’s the end of the day and time for the parents to arrive but they are stuck in traffic, behind a tortoise with a caravan. Then the lights go out, there’s been a power cut. Duggee hands out five torches. The Squirrels play with the torches while they wait for Duggee to fix the lights. Switching them on and off, pulling faces, singing Bohemian Rhapsody. They Happy spots Enid’s shadow. Duggee shows them his shadow badge.
Duggee shows the Squirrels how to make shadows with their torches, he makes a bird, dog and duck. The lights come on again briefly then go off. The Squirrels want a go. Norrie makes a snail, Tag makes a rabbit, Betty makes a snake, Roly makes an elephant, Happy makes a swan. The rest of the animals appear, they want to join in. Together they make elaborate shadows. A deer, Henny, a lion, a Christmas tree and snow, a giraffe, a spider, a train, a boat and more. Duggee is very angry because he cannot fix the lights when they come back on suddenly. They end with a Chinese dragon made from all the Squirrels, Mr and Mrs Bird, a crocodile, 8 chickens, Ethel the elephant, a horse, a cow, a hippo, a bear, Frog, 3 sheep, a snake and the bees.
- Duggee sunset and moonrise.
- Duggee lightbulb.
Close and Credits
It turns out Naughty Monkey had been switching the lights on and off all along.
- Naughty Monkey
Get Your Shadow Badge
Get a torch and see if you can make some shadows.