The Bad Seed (The Food Group) Hardcover – Illustrated, August 29, 2017 by Jory John

The Bad Seed (The Food Group) Hardcover – Illustrated, August 29, 2017 by Jory John

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The Bad Seed (The Food Group) Hardcover – Illustrated, August 29, 2017 by Jory John

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The Bad Seed (The Food Group)

★ A New York Times bestseller!
★ An Amazon Best Children's Book of the Year selection


From the New York Times bestselling author of the Goodnight Already! series


This is a book about a bad seed. A baaaaaaaaaad seed. How bad? Do you really want to know? He has a bad temper, bad manners, and a bad attitude. He's been bad since he can remember! 

With Jory John's charming and endearing text and bold expressive illustrations by Pete Oswald, here is The Bad Seed: a funny yet touching tale that reminds us of the remarkably transformative power of will, acceptance, and just being you. Perfect for young readers, as well as anyone navigating their current world, The Bad Seed proves that positive change is possible for each and every one of us.

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

Review

“This is kid-book humor at its best, both warmhearted and frisky—the kind that leaves adults, too, cracking up and grateful.” -- New York Times Book Review

★ “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.” -- School Library Journal (starred review)

“The watercolor illustrations provide plenty of comic effect.” -- Booklist

“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
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ HarperCollins; 1st edition (August 29, 2017)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 40 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 006246776X
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0062467768
  • Reading age ‏ : ‎ 4 - 8 years
  • Lexile measure ‏ : ‎ AD390L
  • Grade level ‏ : ‎ Preschool - 3
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 15.3 ounces