The Bad Seed by John, Jory

The Bad Seed

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A New York Times bestseller!

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.

Check out Jory John and Pete Oswald's funny, bestselling books for kids 4-8 and anyone who wants a laugh:

    The Bad SeedThe Good EggThe Cool BeanThe Couch PotatoThe Good Egg Presents: The Great Eggscape!The Bad Seed Presents: The Good, the Bad, the Spooky!The Cool Bean Presents: As Cool as It GetsThat's What Dinosaurs Do


Author: Jory John
Publisher: HarperCollins
Published: 08/29/2017
Pages: 40
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 0.85lbs
Size: 11.10h x 9.10w x 0.60d
ISBN: 9780062467768
Audience: Ages 4-8

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 2
Point Value: 0.5
Interest Level: Lower Grade
Quiz #/Name: 190573 / Bad Seed


Review Citation(s):
Kirkus Reviews 05/15/2017
School Library Journal 06/01/2017
Publishers Weekly 05/29/2017
Booklist 08/01/2017 pg. 65
Hornbook Guide to Children 07/01/2018 - Recommended, Satisfactory

About the Author
John, Jory: -

Jory John is a New York Times bestselling author and two-time E. B. White Read Aloud Honor recipient. Jory's work includes the award-winning Goodnight Already! series; the bestselling Terrible Two series; the popular picture books The Bad Seed, Penguin Problems, and Quit Calling Me a Monster!; and the national bestseller All My Friends Are Dead, among other books. He lives in Oregon. You can visit him online at www.joryjohn.com.

Oswald, Pete: -

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.