Book review: The Bad Seed, by Jory John, illustrated by Pete Oswald

John, Jory. The Bad Seed. Illustrated by Pete Oswald. Harper, 2017. $17.99. ISBN 9780062467768. Ages 4-8. P8Q9.

I loved this book with its dark, funny illustrations and can almost hear a film noir character reading the lines. 191 more words

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Bad seed? Baaaaaaaad seed.

Nice play on words, Jory John.  This bad seed is a happy sunflower seed gone gloriously wrong.  He plays the drums in the library, lies about pointless stuff, tells long jokes with no punch lines, and has some super-duper big eyebrows for a seed.  35 more words

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The Bad Seed - Perfect Picture Book Friday

I stumbled into one of my favorite independent bookstores in San Francisco the other night. Yes, it was Green Apple Books on Clement. It has a fabulous children’s section, filled with new and used books. 330 more words

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Perfect Picture Book Friday! The Bad Seed by Jory John

Susanna Leonard Hill has a feature on her blog called Perfect Picture Book Friday. It is a list of “perfect” picture books recommended by all sorts of people. 245 more words

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Trash & Treasures - The Bad Seed

Funny as fuck but with a genuinely good child actor hamming it up. 183 more words


Jessica Biel, A Great Kid

I believe personalities are set early in life, so if you know someone when she’s very young, you probably know what she’ll be like later on. 522 more words


Monday July 31, 2017

“Oh, the most naughty–” and, in general, “tut-tut.” Doesn’t one want to be bad in some true, deep way sometimes? Like, without relativism’s usual buffer — as in, “without irony.” Women hold up half the sky, while I wander around in the equivalent of William Hope Hodgson’s… 601 more words