Picture Book Review: The Bad Seed by Jory John

Looking for your next read? Check out The Bad Seed by Jory John, reviewed by Fulco Library staff, Anne A.

What happens when a bad seed decides to change his outlook on life? This little sunflower seed has a bad attitude. He never puts things back, he’s always late, and he cuts in line. His bad behavior started after he was plucked from his sunflower, put in a bag, and almost eaten by a human. However, now he wants to change his nature and be a good seed. It’s not easy, but he’s trying. Little by little he tries to be nice to the other seeds. He is polite and uses good manners. Slowly his attitude changes, and he becomes happier. The other seeds notice and begin to not think of him as such a bad seed anymore.

This book has a great message for kids. It tells them that you can change people’s opinions by being nice to others. It may not happen overnight, but every little bit of niceness can help. I checked out the VOX read-along version of this book, and my son loves it because he can “read” it himself.

The Bad Seed is available to place on hold and checked out at any Fulton County Library. It is also available as an eBook or an audiobook on Hoopla and e-Read Kids. Be sure to explore more of Jory John’s books such as The Cool Bean and The Good Egg.  Borrow this charming story tonight and discover the power of being nice.

Check out The Bad Seed on eReadKids, or from your branch's shelves with your library card today!

The Bad Seed

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