The Bad Seed by Jory John
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This is a cute picture book about a really bad seed (cuts in line, talks over people, never washes his hands, always late, never puts things back where he found them, terrible, terrible manners) who finally realizes he only wants to be a bit bad. The reasons why the seed went bad lie in the terrible abuse of sunflower seeds by those would market them as *gasp* FOOD. The Bad Seed is lucky to have escaped a terrible fate. As the seed starts to do better, those around him notice. He's still not a perfect seed, but it's always good to have room to improve.
A good metaphor for teaching children with bad habits that doing better doesn't have to mean being perfect.
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