Bad Apple by EDWARD HEMINGWAY
A Tale of Friendship

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Synopsis

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.
 

About EDWARD HEMINGWAY

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Edward Hemingway (www.edwardhemingway.com) lives in Brooklyn, New York.
 
Published August 2, 2012 by G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books.

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Mac also has an image problem: “Mac knew he’d rather be a Bad Apple with Will than a sad apple without him,” which compromises the whole notion of the beauty of friendship.

May 30 2012 | Read Full Review of Bad Apple: A Tale of Friendship

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Although Will the worm turns out to be a stalwart friend—he’s supportive, friendly, and full of good ideas—the other apples jeer: “Mac’s a rotten apple!” Tender interactions between Mac and Will (they read books together, and Will finishes Mac’s sentences) make it clear that Mac’s...

Jun 04 2012 | Read Full Review of Bad Apple: A Tale of Friendship

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I didn’t like how the apples were teasing Mac, and I didn’t like how the crab apples were teasing Mac.

Oct 10 2012 | Read Full Review of Bad Apple: A Tale of Friendship

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