The Bad Seed
An Amazon Best Children's Book of the Month 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! This seed cuts in line every time, stares at everybody and never listens....more
Our seed is bad and does bad stuff children do. But he had a trauma that caused his behavior, being a seed and all. Eventually, he is tired of feeling bad all the time and he wants to feel good so he decides to start being a good seed, baby steps. It’s a whole process.
One of the pictu ...more
This is about the Bad Seed. He was not always bad but everyone sees him that way because he makes up mischief and does things that are not socially acceptable, and frankly come off rude. But that is just who he is ok? Well that is not entirely true. He begins to tell ...more
But he's also got a backstory that sort of helps explain why he is the way he is. Trauma can do strange things to a
Drawings: 3.5 stars
Story/Plot: 3.25 stars
Overused word but cute story.. thought that there could have been a few more pages to it though. To me the latter part felt sudden but that could my brain being overly critical.
I think kids would enjoy this. It might not be their favorite story *shrugs* or maybe it will, could be wrong.
Brilliant book because it can be read just for fun, too.
Second read: Reminds me of Scrooge. Finally, on this year's read of Christmas Carol, I real ...more
A bad seed who doesn't do the right thing and behaves badly decides to turn his life around and become a good seed. He also explains that he was not always bad but circumstances led him to bad but he's trying to be good now.
It was a fun, short story with amazing pictures.
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This expressive picture book has bold, colorful drawings. The seed changes from a negative to a positive attitude. This produces mixed feelings, but it's a happier seed. ...more
I loved just about every aspect of the book. How could I not? In the story we have a seed who is a very very bad seed. The other seeds all know this – some are scared of him and some just talk about him behind his see ...more
"I'm a bad seed. A baaaaaad seed."
Trust me. This little dude was a really bad seed. He's not the kind of seed you'd want growing in your garden. He does stuff. Bad stuff. It's just his thing. He's baaaaaad. And, he likes it that way. I'll also tell you that this tiny terror is terribly cute and he's quite clever at getting his point across. Make no mistake, he's a bad seed. A baaaad seed. But, I think he's getting tired of being the bad guy. He's on the mean streets and living in a ...more
Come meet The Bad Seed. He’s the baddest seed around. He cuts in line, lies, and so much more. What made this "baaaaaaaaaaad" seed so bad? His life changed in a hurry when he fell from his safe, sunny sunflower world. Changes that hardened his shell and heart. Can this Bad Seed turn things around? Can he be good?
Jump in and see! Come see the in your face art filled with lots of frowns, pouts, and maybe, just maybe a smile or two hidden underneath all that badness. The eyes say it all! :)
This ima ...more
And I loved it. The story. The presentation. Everything. I will probably have a permanent warm fuzzy place in my heart for this wickedly charming picture book.
Jory's work includes the #1 New York Times bestselling picture book, The Good Egg, and the #2 New York Times bestselling picture book, The Bad Seed, both illustrated by Pete Oswald. He is also the author of the popular picture books, Penguin Problems and Giraffe Problems, both illustrated by Lan ...more