The Bad Seed

The Bad Seed

Book - 2017 | First edition.
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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. But what happens when one mischievous little seed changes his mind about himself, and decides that he wants to be--happy?

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 readers young and old, The Bad Seed proves that positive change is possible for each and every one of us.

Publisher: New York, NY : Harper, [2017]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780062467768
006246776X
Branch Call Number: E JOH
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) :,colour illustrations
Additional Contributors: Oswald, Pete

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Our seed has a bad temper, bad manners, and a bad attitude. He's been bad since he can remember! Our seed cuts in line every time, stares at everybody and never listens. But what happens when one mischievous little seed changes his mind about himself, and decides that he wants to be--happy?


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ArapahoeTina Feb 06, 2020

I loved the illustrations that show whole communities of seeds! I did like the message better in the other books in this series - "The Cool Bean" and "The Good Egg" - a little better, so make sure to check those out too!

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katmz
May 06, 2019

I read this book for a story time and had a blast! This is a book you can really get into narrating by drawing out those "baaaaaad"s, adding sound effects, and being overall grumpy.

PimaLib_Kids Apr 11, 2019

You should read this book. It is really fun to read. This book is about how you have a great time with your family and then all of a sudden something terrible happens and you don't know what to do. Then somehow you get separated from your family. Then you end up being bad. But then you realize being bad is not okay so you start being nice to people. You won't be late to anything, you put things where they belong. Then your life gets better and better until you have the best day of your life! ~ Charlize, age 9

VaughanPLDianeB Mar 27, 2019

Hilarious story. It's kind of sad the seed turned 'bad' after one setback. I liked the way the seed explains how he made a choice to be good, or at least better, and that he still struggles with doing the right thing at times. A good read for showing kids the power of choice and what it means to be human.

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violet_fox_1110
Mar 07, 2019

I thought when the guy spit the seed out it looked really sad.

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KristiBernard
Dec 22, 2018

What is your definition of a bad seed? It is someone who doesn’t listen, or talks during the movie? What could make someone a bad seed?

In this story a little seed was pointed at and talked about every where he went. The little seed was bad because he stared, glared and finished everyone’s sentences. But, that wasn’t all. He did remember a time when he wasn’t bad. This was a time when he was with his family of seeds in a sunflower. Something had changed and the flower petals drooped and the seeds went into a dark place. What do you think happened to the little seed after that?

Author Jory John has created a simple story with a simple message. Beginner readers will find this story to be a quick and easy read. Basic illustrations depict the characters in an expressive way. Parents and teachers can use this as a guide to teach kindness and a better understanding of how we can all change.

DCLkids Dec 18, 2018

A Storytime Favorites pick!

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BookEMonster
Jul 10, 2018

So hilarious! Great story and great illustrations!

OPL_KrisC Feb 03, 2018

A cute picture book that I think kids would get a kick out of.

ArapahoeKati Jan 02, 2018

This bad seed is too cute not to love. A great book to remind us that we aren't always "perfect."

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