The Bad Seed

The Bad Seed

Book - 2017
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"This is a book about a bad seed. A baaaaaaaaaad seed. How bad? Do you really want to know?"--publisher.
Publisher: New York, NY :, Harper,, [2017]
Edition: First Edition
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780062467768
Branch Call Number: E John
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) :,color illustrations ;,29 cm
Additional Contributors: Oswald, Pete


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The seed is so bad that he misbehaves A LOT. Can he overcome his feelings and be nice to the other seeds?

This is a book about a bad seed. How bad? Do you really want to know?

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Chapel_Hill_KatZ 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.

Mar 07, 2019

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

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!

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."

SnoIsleLib_MonicaJ Nov 09, 2017

For older kids who can get the humor of the over the top silliness of this story of a baaaaaad sunflower seed who plays drums in the library, glares at other seeds and nuts, and is super grumpy. What will help this bad seed be happy again?

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