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Bad Apple: A Tale of Friendship
     

Bad Apple: A Tale of Friendship

by Edward Hemingway
 

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It takes a firm apple to stand up to bullies.

When Mac, an apple, meets Will, a worm, they become fast friends, teaching each other games and even finishing each other's sentences. But apples aren't supposed to like worms, and Mac gets called "rotten" and "bad apple." At first, Mac doesn't know what to do—it's never easy standing up to bullies—but after

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It takes a firm apple to stand up to bullies.

When Mac, an apple, meets Will, a worm, they become fast friends, teaching each other games and even finishing each other's sentences. But apples aren't supposed to like worms, and Mac gets called "rotten" and "bad apple." At first, Mac doesn't know what to do—it's never easy standing up to bullies—but after a lonely day without Will, Mac decides he'd rather be a bad apple with Will than a sad apple without.

Edward Hemingway's warm art and simple, crisp text are the perfect pairing, and themes of bullying and friendship are sure to hit readers' sweet spots all year round.

Editorial Reviews

The New York Times Book Review
You and I have heard this story before, though not all children have, and some could use hearing it again. Hemingway…works charming enough variations on the formula to please even the most jaded of adult readers, or at least me, and his cheerfully innocent illustrations are affecting.
—Bruce Handy
From the Publisher
“The story works very nicely as a gentle celebration of friendship.” — Publisher's Weekly

"Hemingway's story of friendship against the odds is sweet." — Kirkus Reviews

Praise for Bad Apple

"Charming . . . Social norms force Mac and Will apart; surprisingly effective, fruit-related pathos ensues before the two friends decide to buck convention and like whom they like. Who cares what anyone thinks?"—The New York Times

“The story works very nicely as a gentle celebration of friendship.”—Publishers Weekly

"Hemingway's story of friendship against the odds is sweet."—Kirkus Reviews

"Hemingway's oil illustrations are rich with autumn colors, and clever bits of action and humor conjure up a world children will want to return to. Meanwhile, the message about peer pressure comes through subtly but strongly."—Booklist

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780147517487
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
09/01/2015
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
183,617
Product dimensions:
10.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.13(d)
Age Range:
3 - 5 Years

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From the Publisher
Praise for Bad Apple

"Charming . . . Social norms force Mac and Will apart; surprisingly effective, fruit-related pathos ensues before the two friends decide to buck convention and like whom they like. Who cares what anyone thinks?"—The New York Times

“The story works very nicely as a gentle celebration of friendship.”—Publishers Weekly

"Hemingway's story of friendship against the odds is sweet."—Kirkus Reviews

"Hemingway's oil illustrations are rich with autumn colors, and clever bits of action and humor conjure up a world children will want to return to. Meanwhile, the message about peer pressure comes through subtly but strongly."—Booklist

Meet the Author

Edward Hemingway lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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