The Bad Seed by Jory JohnThe Bad Seed by Jory John

The Bad Seed

byJory JohnIllustratorPete Oswald

Hardcover | August 29, 2017

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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. 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.

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 recent picture books Penguin Problems and Quit Calling Me a Monster!, and the national bestseller All my friends are dead, among ...
Title:The Bad SeedFormat:HardcoverDimensions:40 pages, 11 × 9 × 0.98 inPublished:August 29, 2017Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:006246776X

ISBN - 13:9780062467768


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent An endearing story about accepting who you are and others, wonderful read for little children
Date published: 2018-05-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Something different Loved reading this with my 3 year old guy, it has become a bedtime favourite. Refreshing to read something a little different than the classic children's story characters.
Date published: 2018-05-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic! An unusual main character and a great life-changing lesson without much fuss- just decide to be happy! This book is also great for emerging readers and due to humorous illustrations will have them laugh out loud! Highly recommended!
Date published: 2018-04-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fabulous!! An endearing story about transformation and acceptance. A great story for young readers and for care givers who want to share the journey and experience.
Date published: 2018-04-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bad Seed Great artwork and a good story for kids. I bought this for a kid in hopes he stops being a bad seed
Date published: 2018-03-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it My son and I really enjoyed this book! Great illustrations :)
Date published: 2018-03-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very cute! The concept and artwork is adorable and hilarious. I really loved this book.
Date published: 2018-03-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fun to read out loud Little ones got a good laugh out of this one >>BAAAD BAAAD SEED Illustrations are nice and simple. Caught the kid's attention. Great story
Date published: 2018-02-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really fun Really nice book for kids to learn!
Date published: 2018-01-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fun and instructive We’ve all known people like the Bad Seed, but this book shows young readers who they can be in a bad mood and/or suffer adversity, and still turn themselves around to a more positive outlook. Well written.
Date published: 2017-12-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Great story and great illustration. And, the title is a pun! Great moral story.
Date published: 2017-12-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very cute Kids throughly enjoyed this book.
Date published: 2017-11-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Read Aloud The Bad Seed by Jory John, illustrated by Pete Oswald and published by HarperCollins. This seed is a bad seed. A baaaaaad seed! How did he become so bad? It's a sordid tale of a wilting flower, a rake, darkness, and then a baseball game. This seed is so bad he never listens, makes loud noises, and stares at others. Will he always be so bad? The Bad Seed is a perfect story to share with your youngsters to let them know that they don't need to be defined by the actions of their past. Change is possible for everyone who is willing to try. A great book to talk about feelings, self awareness, and manners. The Bad Seed can inspire discussions of best behaviour and how everyone can be a good seed. The illustrations by Pete Oswald are bright and animated and will hook your child right from the first page. This book makes a fabulous read aloud!
Date published: 2017-10-23

Editorial Reviews

“Oswald’s illustrations of seeds, legumes and nuts match John’s silly, appealing story.”