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Mr. Peabody's Apples (Five Books for Children #2)

4.08  ·  Rating Details ·  1,190 Ratings  ·  194 Reviews
Inspired by a story about the damage than can be caused by spreading rumours about what one sees rather than by seeking truth, credited to Baal Shem Tov - "Master of the Good Name."
Hardcover, 40 pages
Published November 10th 2003 by Callaway (first published January 1st 2003)
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Sanja_Sanjalica
Jan 16, 2017 Sanja_Sanjalica rated it really liked it
Divna priča, jako lijepe ilustracije.
Charlotte
Sep 10, 2016 Charlotte rated it it was amazing
Mr. Peabody's Apples

The book is about Mr. Peabody who is a baseball coach, and it’s also about Tommy a baseball player who is a student of Mr. Peabody. Billy is a little kid who isn’t a big kid, he is also a student of Mr. Peabody. Mr. Peabody picked up the shiniest apple at a market in the town called Happyville while Billy Little was at baseball field. Mr. Peabody asked Billy to cut his pillow in half and the feathers flow out of the pillow that was cut in half.

I liked this book because it w
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Oliver
Sep 09, 2016 Oliver rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Mr. Peabody is a history teacher who is also a baseball coach. After every game, he takes an apple from a fruit shop without paying. Then, one day, someone sees him, and thinks he shoplifted.
I think it was a good book, and contains some good example for kids to follow. This book also teaches a good lesson about rumors. Another reason I liked it is it shows how rumors can spread, and how they have a great effect on things. One final thing I liked was the pictures, because they were very well do
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Jake
Sep 12, 2016 Jake rated it it was ok
I would recommend this book to a kindergartner or a 1st grader. I would recommend it to these people because i think kindergartners and 1st graders will like it because it is “baseball, solving problems and helping others”. This book is a good book for kindergartners and 1st graders.
Jessica Saunderlin
Sep 24, 2012 Jessica Saunderlin rated it it was amazing
Honestly, I was not sure if I liked the book until I got to the end. What a great message! I am actually going to look for a copy of this for my own personal library.
Amanda  Schreiber
Aug 14, 2016 Amanda Schreiber rated it really liked it
Great reminder that words have power & you can't talk back what you say. Perfect for the start of anew school year.
Rahmadiyanti
Jan 26, 2017 Rahmadiyanti rated it really liked it
Shelves: children
Ini cerita tentang hoax.
Madonna (iya Madonna yang itu) terinspirasi dari kisah yang sering disampaikan gurunya di Kabbalah. Madonna meramu kisah yang telah berusia 300 tahun itu menjadi cerita masa kini yang bagus untuk pendidikan karakter anak. Untuk tak mudah menyebarkan berita tanpa kita verifikasi sebelumnya. Sebab sebuah berita bohong yang sudah menyebar sangat sulit untuk ditarik kembali. Pun akan sangat merugikan orang yang menjadi "tersangka" kabar hoax . Mr Peabody menggambarkan dengan
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Tory Haberman
Oct 18, 2014 Tory Haberman rated it it was amazing
Mr. Peabody’s Apples by Madonna and illustrated by Loren Long is about a history teacher named Mr. Peabody who organized baseball games with other schools every Saturday. No matter who won, his elementary school children had a great time because of their love for baseball. After each game, Mr. Peabody would clean up the field (with the help of a student named Billy Little), walk home down the main street of Happville waving to everyone he knew, and pick out the shiniest apple from Mr. Funkadeli’ ...more
Andrea
Feb 18, 2013 Andrea rated it really liked it
Set in 1949 in the small town of Happville, Mr. Peabody's Apples , written by Madonna (Yes, the "Material Girl"...) and illustrated by Loren Long, is a story that will captivate younger readers due to the story line and its lush illustrations. Mr. Peabody, a well-loved teacher and baseball coach, is spotted taking an apple one day without paying for it. Tommy Tittlebottom sees Peabody do this several times and then shares his concern with others. This then becomes gossip all around Happville and ...more
Carolina
Oct 15, 2016 Carolina rated it it was amazing
Mr. Peabody’s Apples starts with still pictures of a baseball game happening. Then we meet Mr. Peabody who is a teacher and baseball coach in the town of Happville. Tommy is a quiet child who notices Mr. Peabody take an apple from a fruit stand outside a store after a baseball game and notices that Mr. Peabody does not pay for it. The next week no one shows up to the baseball game but Tommy. Tommy tells Mr. Peabody that he saw him take the apple without paying and that the whole town now thinks ...more
Marialena Vourthis
I would read this book to a first or second grader because the book doesn't have that many words, it has pictures and little kids mostly focus on the pictures. This book would also teach kids life lessons. It would also teach kids not to be a bully. This book is a good book because it would teach little kids to tell the truth when they did something wrong.
Erin Reilly-Sanders
Aug 24, 2012 Erin Reilly-Sanders rated it did not like it
Shelves: fiction, picturebook
I thought this story was rather dreadful. Rather than being uplifting, entertaining, and encouraging, it felt like a rather drawn out reprimand. As a parable, I see the intent of Madonna's story, but I think it's a rather didactic approach and doesn't have the possibility of a satisfactory ending. On the other hand, Loren Long's illustrations are quite acceptable, even if the quaintness of the floppy clothes and rockwell-esque figures did turn my stomach a bit. I do really prefer the Otis books, ...more
Rhys
Sep 09, 2016 Rhys rated it really liked it

Mr. Peabody’s Apples is a book about a child called Billy Little who plays baseball with a team and a man called Mr. Peabody. On the way Peabody goes home he sees a apple market run by a man named Funkadeli’s. Mr Peabody sees an apple that he likes, takes it and puts it in his bag. Someone along the street called Tommy Tittlebottem and thinks it’s weird how Mr. Peabody's just took the apple and left. Tommy starts a rumor that Mr. Peabody is stealing apples. The story tells you that you shouldn'
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Carlos Guerrero
This is is about Mr.Peabody baseball team and his player thinks he shoplifted.Tommy thought Mr.Peabody shoplifted.
I like this book because,I like the pictures and it had a good story.I liked the story because,It had to do with 1 of my favorite sport and my favorite fruit.It is also about him taking an apple and Tommy thinks he shoplifted Tommy runs to his friends and say he shoplifted.None of the players come to the game because,Tommy said Mr.Peabody shoplifted.Then Tommy says he stole from the
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Alejandro Galindo
I would review this book to a 1st grader or second grader because the book doesn’t have that many words and a 1st grader might like it or second grader because it has baseball in it and a life problem. It may teach kids to not be mean like Tommy Tittle Bottom. It can teach kids to be nice to each other like billy little.
In sports It can help kids not be sad when they loss all the time and maybe cheer them on. I would recommend this book to my sister because she needs to know how not to be mad
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Lilly
Mar 08, 2011 Lilly rated it it was amazing
this is a fantastic book with a really good meaning.
this book's moral is really important. the moral is: you should start a rumour. you should go telling things if you don't know the full story.

i will not tell the story line because i dont want to tell it. so if you are already hooked to this book i suggest you go read it.
Sydney Garcia
Sep 12, 2016 Sydney Garcia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I would review this book to maybe a 1st or 2nd grader because it is kind of about how words can hurt people and it takes a lot to get the people you hurt back. It is also about how Billy little is telling the truth, and how Mr. Peabody is explaining how to still be nice to the people who are mean to you also Mr. Peabody wanted to make things right between the town.
Amanda
Sep 13, 2016 Amanda rated it it was amazing
I am always hesitant to read the books written by famous actors, musicians, etc., so was pleasantly surprised by this sweet and simple story about the power of one person's actions. Make sure you read the back where Madonna explains where the idea for the story came from!
Michelle
Dec 29, 2016 Michelle rated it did not like it
No, just no.
Ryan M. Hanna
Sep 28, 2015 Ryan M. Hanna rated it it was amazing
Yes, it was written by Madonna. Yes, it literally ran you over with the theme. But, it was a good story and one I'd like to share.
Andrea Castaño
Nov 24, 2016 Andrea Castaño rated it it was amazing
a good book to teach that its not smart to spread rumors or make false accusations
Michelle Allen
Apr 03, 2011 Michelle Allen rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Everyone
Mr. Peabody’s Apples
By Madonna
Review by M.D. Allen
Mr. Peabody’s Apples is a beautiful demonstration of the power of words. The old saying, “sticks and stones may break my bones, but words can never hurt me” is once again proven untrue. Words can be hurtful and damaging and this story is an invaluable way of exhibiting this without having to learn it the hard way.
Mr. Peabody is a history teacher that volunteers to coach a boy’s baseball team every Saturday in the town of Happville. Mr. Peabody
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Alex
Feb 14, 2017 Alex rated it it was amazing
Shelves: good-reads
Summary: Mr. Peabody's apples is set in Happyville where Mr. Peabody spends his summers coaching kids baseball. After the game some towns people notice Mr. Peabody taking apples from the fruit market without paying. When this happens everyone thinks Mr. Peabody is a thief due to rumors spreading around town, and no one shows up to the next game. Mr. Peabody explains to Billy and Tommy that he pays for them Saturday morning. When the boys learn that they didn't know the truth they want to help fi ...more
Natalie Sabbath
Oct 20, 2012 Natalie Sabbath rated it really liked it
Mr. Peabody’s Apples
Main Characters:
POV: Third Person

Summary: “Mr. Peabody’s Apples,” is a story written by Madonna, the famous musical artist. Mr. Peabody is a teacher in a small town called Happville. Everyone loves Mr. Peabody and his wonderful commitment to the children of Happville, whether it is in the classroom or on the baseball field as the coach of the boy’s baseball team. Mr. Peabody leaves every baseball game and stops at Mr. Funkadeli’s Fruit Market and takes an apple. One day after
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Becky
Mar 06, 2008 Becky rated it liked it
Recommends it for: not sure I'd recommend it, but I wouldn't warn anyone away from it either
Shelves: children-and-ya
Mr Peabody's Apples generally makes more sense from a storytelling standpoint and from a children's marketing standpoint than Madonna's first "children's book," The English Roses, which I thought was a mess.

The message of Mr. Peabody's Apples, isn't quite what Madonna and the publicists would have you believe. It isn't so much about "the power of words" and choosing one's words carefully, as it is about not jumping to conclusions and the destructive power of rumors. It's a message related to "th
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Lena
Nov 19, 2012 Lena rated it really liked it
Grade/Interest Level: Primary (K-2)
Reading Level: Lexile, 860 L AD
Genre: Picture Book, Fiction

Main Characters: Mr. Peabody, Tommy
Setting: Town of Hapville
POV: Third Person

Summary: Mr. Peabody is a teacher and the town's baseball coach for the boy's baseball team. One day after a game, Tommy watches as Mr. Peabody takes an apple from a grocery store stand without paying for it. He assumes he stole it and Tommy tells some of his friends. That led to others to tell some other people and created a c
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Bridgit
Oct 09, 2012 Bridgit rated it really liked it
Grade/interest level: Upper Elementary/Middle School
Reading level: AD860L
Genre: Contemporary Realistic Fiction
Main Characters: Mr. Peabody, Tommy
Setting: 1949 in Happville, USA
POV: narrator

This is a story of Mr. Peabody who coaches a baseball team. Every Saturday they have a game, Mr. Peabody has been caught taking apples from shop keeper. Quickly, a rumor spreads that Mr. Peabody is a thief. Tommy, a young baseball player on the team who started the rumor, is confonted by Mr. Peabody when he
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Rachel Kenney
Oct 24, 2012 Rachel Kenney rated it liked it
Grade/interest level: Upper Elementary/Middle School
Reading level: 860 Lexile
Genre: Contemporary Realistic Fiction
Main Characters: Mr. Peabody, Tommy
Setting: 1949
POV: Narration

This book is about a baseball coached named Mr. Peabody. One day after a baseball game, Mr. Peabody is caught "stealing" an apple. A boy runs and tells the rest of the kids on his baseball team that the coach is a thief. Mr. Peabody confronts the boy, Tommy, and tells him he was not stealing, but that he has prepaid for
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Casey Mcguire
Oct 16, 2012 Casey Mcguire rated it really liked it
Grade/Interest Level: Primary
Reading Level: AD860 L
Genre: Fiction, Picture Book

Main Characters: Mr. Peabody, Tommy
Setting: Town of Hapville

Summary:
Mr. Peabody is a teacher and the town's baseball coach for the boy's baseball team. He is a very liked and respected man in the community. One day after a game Tommy watches as Mr. Peabody takes an apple from a grocery store stand without paying for it an assumes he stole it. Tommy tells some friends, who tell some others, who tell some others, and s
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Callie Rehm
Sep 12, 2016 Callie Rehm rated it really liked it


#3 Mr. Peabody’s Apples

Mr. Peabody is a beloved grade school teacher and baseball coach in the small town of Happville; he is adored by kids and parents alike. However, his reputation is quickly tarnished when one of his baseball players, Tommy Tittlebottom, sees Mr. Peabody take an apple from the local fruit market. Word spreads across Happville and Mr. Peabody comes to be known as the town thief. Little did Tittlebottom know, Mr. Peabody is an honest man and pays for his apples in advance eve
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Madonna Louise Ciccone is an American pop singer-songwriter. Through her music career, she has also gained some notability as a dancer, record producer, film producer, actress, author and a fashion icon. She is a multiple Grammy- and Golden Globe-award winner, known for her ambitious music videos, stage performances and use of sexual and religious themes in her work.

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“There is one more thing," said Mr. Peabody. "Now you must go and pick up all the feathers."
... "I don't think it's possible to pick up all the feathers," Tommy replied.
"It would be just as impossible to undo the damage that you have done by spreading the rumor that I am a thief," said Mr. Peabody. "Each feather represents a person in Happyville." ... "Next time, don't be so quick to judge a person. And remember the power of your words.”
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