The Bad Seed

by Jory John illustrated by Pete Oswald


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Short Summary
It’s hard to be good when you’re so used to being bad—but this seed is ready to try.

Good For:
New York Times Bestselling Author, Engaging Simple Text, Bold Character Illustrations with Lots of Attitude, Encouraging Message

Topics and Themes:
Bad Behavior, Manners, Temper, Attitude, Managing Emotions, Reality Versus Self-Image, Honoring Differences

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This is a book about a bad seed. How bad? He has a bad temper, bad manners, and a bad attitude. He’s been bad since he can remember, but that doesn’t mean he’s doomed.

Jory John’s endearing text combines with boldly expressive illustrations by Pete Oswald in this funny-but-touching tale about the transformative power of willpower, acceptance, and just learning to be yourself.

Ideal for young readers who may have experienced their own bad days (or bad weeks), The Bad Seed proves that positive change is possible—for each and every one of us.

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Product Details

    • Grades: PreK - 3
    • Ages: 4 - 8
  • Product Type: Book
  • Page Count: 40 pages
  • Dimensions: 8 3/16" x 10"
  • Language: English
  • ISBN 13: 978-1-338-34666-4