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!
I deal with a lot with people who have been through trauma through my career and life. I don’t believe people start off as a ‘bad seed’, but use boundaries to protect themselves. I have a moral code ingrained in me by my parents, “never hurt others”, but many people do not have that compass. How do you reach people, especially children, when they’ve already been labeled as a ‘bad seed’. This is a wonderful book that explains how someone can be transformed and understand how building people up instead of tearing them down is a much better path for them. Love (and tears) to those who are still struggling with this widespread issues within our world.
“And even though I still feel bad, sometimes,
I also feel kind of good.
It’s sort of a mix.
All I can do is keep trying.
And keep thinking,
Maybe I’m not such a bad seed after all.”
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 young readers, as well as anyone navigating their current world, The Bad Seed proves that positive change is possible for each and every one of us.
About the Author: 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 many other books. He lives and works in Oregon, where he tries to be a very good seed, indeed.
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