The good, the bad, and the spooky

Jory John

Book - 2021

When Bad Seed cannot find an amazing costume for Halloween night, he postpones trick-or-treating for everyone else until he finds the perfect one.

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Subjects
Genres
Picture books
Humorous fiction
Published
New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers [2021]
Language
English
Main Author
Jory John (author)
Other Authors
Pete Oswald (illustrator), Saba Joshaghani
Edition
First edition
Item Description
"The bad seed presents."
"Over 150 spooky stickers inside"--Cover.
Physical Description
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 cm + 2 sheets of stickers
Audience
Ages 4-8.
ISBN
9780062954541
Contents unavailable.
Review by Horn Book Review

Despite Halloween being its favorite holiday, the curmudgeonly sunflower seed from The Bad Seed is in a "baaaaaad mood." The reasons: lack of a costume, extreme competitiveness, and...wistful nostalgia. "Halloween used to be so much fun! My friends and I would all get dressed up together. Oh, the memories..." Deciding that a trick is in order, the seed announces the postponement of Halloween. "A HERD OF SEED-EATING SQUIRRELS IS RACING TOWARD US! YIKES!! WATCH OUT! SQUIRRELS AND RAIN AND THUNDER!" Fortunately, an empathetic fellow seed (pumpkin!) guides our hero toward rediscovering its Halloween spirit. The text cultivates emotion in the botanical protagonist, while the digital illustrations are seeded with funny facial expressions -- now with bonus jack-o'-lanterns and silly costumes. Elissa Gershowitz September/October 2021 p.52(c) Copyright 2021. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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