The Bad Seed

Jory John (Author) Pete Oswald (Illustrator)
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Product Details

Price
$18.99  $17.47
Publisher
HarperCollins
Publish Date
August 29, 2017
Pages
40
Dimensions
9.3 X 0.4 X 11.2 inches | 0.86 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780062467768
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About the Author

Jory John is a #1 New York Times-bestselling author of books for both children and adults. His work includes the New York Times-bestselling picture books The Good Egg and The Bad Seed; the award-winning Bear & Duck series; the popular picture books Something's Wrong!, Penguin Problems, and Giraffe Problems; and the New York Times-bestselling The Terrible Two series. He lives in Portland, Oregon. Learn more at joryjohn.com.

Pete Oswald is an LA-based artist, kid lit author/illustrator, and production designer. He is the co-creator of Mingo the Flamingo, published in 2017 by HarperCollins. Pete is also the illustrator of The Bad Seed, by Jory John. When Pete is not working on books he is helping to uplift many of the most successful animated franchises as a character designer, concept artist, and production designer. Pete lives in Santa Monica, California, with his wife and two sons.

Reviews

β˜… "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)
β˜… "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)
β˜… "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."--School Library Journal (starred review)
"John gives the seed a sympathetic backstory (packaged as a snack food, he barely escaped being eaten) that, along with his eventual determination to change his stripes, should keep readers engaged."--Publishers Weekly
"Working in digitized watercolors, Oswald makes this antihero's angst vivid and touching, and the world the seed moves in--a metropolis populated by seeds that include peanuts, coconuts, and corn kernels--adds a playful counterpoint of background detail and comedy."--Publishers Weekly
"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
"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
"The BEST read-aloud book of the year...Seriously."--Mel Schuit, Let's Talk Picture Books (blog)
β˜… "This charmingly illustrated book would be a comical read-aloud and useful for class or family discussions about manners, behavior, and reputation."--School Library Journal (starred review)
"The watercolor illustrations provide plenty of comic effect."--Booklist
"Oswald's illustrations of seeds, legumes and nuts match John's silly, appealing story."--St. Louis Post-Dispatch