The Bad Seed (The Food Group)

The Bad Seed (The Food Group)
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August 29, 2017
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★ A New York Times bestseller!
★ An Amazon Best Children's Book of the Year selection

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!

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.

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Being a Bad Seed doesn't have to be permanent
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What I Liked:
The Bad Seed is literally a seed and figuratively a ‘bad seed’ that revels in making bad choices at first. There was a traumatic event where he narrowly avoids being eaten and falls under the bleachers. That trauma changes his outlook for a while and makes him feel like all he can be is a bad seed. However, that behavior becomes tiring over time and he makes the decision to make better choices and be happy.
Final Verdict: I like how the book acknowledges that being good when you are so used to being bad is not easy. The bad seed is not perfect, but the main thing is that the seed is trying to do better. This book is engaging and so relatable to so many of our children and students that have trauma-induced behavior responses or impulse control issues. They are so used to being surrounded by negative attention and identifying themselves as “bad” that it can be really difficult to break the habit and make healthier choices that result in more positive outcomes. I highly recommend this series to teachers, counselors, and parents to read with your children/students.
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