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The Bad Seed by [Jory John, Pete Oswald]
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good storytime, laughter, series, kids
bad seed

THE BAD SEED

This is a book about a bad seed. A baaaaaaaaaad seed. How bad? Do you really want to know?

· He lies about pointless stuff.

· He cuts in line. Every time!

· And he does plenty of other bad stuff, too. But he also proves that it’s never too late to change your ways.

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The Bad Seed

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Check out the entire series! Self-Acceptance Self-Care Self-Esteem Self-Management Confidence

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From School Library Journal

K-Gr 2—Corn kernels, pistachios, peanuts, and other seeds gasp and point as a "baaaaaaaaaaad seed" goes by. When others mumble about him, he can hear them because he has "good hearing for a seed." The bad seed tells "long jokes with no punch lines," lies "about pointless stuff," and never puts things back where they belong. But he did not start out that way; it was only after a traumatic experience that he became "a different seed entirely." Through a mixture of watercolor textures and digital paint, Oswald creates a faded cityscape background. The seeds, on the other hand, have stronger colors and expressive faces. (Their sticklike arms and legs and large eyes make them reminiscent of the California Raisins.) The contrast between the bright, sunlit field and the dark interior of a sunflower seed bag highlights the protagonist's downturn in fortune. Young readers will find the list of all the seed's offenses amusing, and the illustration of the flies and stench surrounding him (he never washes his hands or feet) is sure to elicit laughter. Even the very youngest can follow along as the pictures provide evidence of the seed's bad behavior and the reactions of those around him. This is a story that opens up dialogue about our reactions to life experiences, the consequences of our choices, and the chance to make a change for the better. VERDICT This charmingly illustrated book would be a comical read-aloud and useful for class or family discussions about manners, behavior, and reputation.—Suzanne Costner, Fairview Elementary School, Maryville, TN --This text refers to the hardcover edition.

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"This is a story that opens up dialogue about our reactions to life experiences, the consequences of our choices, and the chance to make a change for the better."

-- "School Library Journal (starred review)"

"Young readers will enjoy watching the dramatic seed intimidate his nervous neighbors, and might not even realize they're learning a lesson about good behavior in the process."

-- "Booklist"

"A thoughtful, candid look at self-reflection."

-- "Kirkus Reviews"

"Readers will be giggling nonstop."

-- "Librarian's Quest on The Good Egg"
--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B07CLNDCFH
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ HarperCollins; 1st edition (May 8, 2018)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ May 8, 2018
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 19299 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Not enabled
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 45 pages
  • Page numbers source ISBN ‏ : ‎ 006246776X
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.8 out of 5 stars 10,646 ratings

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By Stephanie Joyce on August 31, 2018
This book looks brand new but was very poorly bound together. I was excited to read it to my class at school and two pages fell out during my first reading at home! I will be returning.
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