Bad Boy, Good Boy by Kay Chorao

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The tale of a young pup whose good deeds only appear naughty falls flat due to the repeated use of judgmental phrases in speech bubbles.
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Sam is a good boy, but he always seems to be getting into trouble! His grandma thinks he is being careless, running through her garden, but he is just saving his best friend’s hat from the wind. He helps his grandpa make honey toast, but then takes the rap when his mother arrives to survey the mess. His parents think Sam has disobeyed them by going out into a storm, when in fact he is saving a little hatchling that had fallen from its nest.
Part picture book and part graphic panels, older children will love this fun story and will identify with misunderstood Sam as he struggles between what is right and wrong, what is good and bad.

Praise for Bad Boy, Good Boy
"In four brief chapters, young readers meet Sam, an exuberant, somewhat impulsive pup whose heart is in the right place."
—Kirkus Reviews

"Chorao’s visual storytelling is strong—her watercolor, gouache, and black pen panel illustrations are suggestive of a graphic novel for youngest readers."
—Publishers Weekly
 
 

About Kay Chorao

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Kay Chorao has written and illustrated a number of books, including Abrams' D Is for Drums and Through All the Seasons. She lives in New York City and Jamesport, Long Island.
 
Published May 7, 2013 by Abrams Books for Young Readers. 32 pages
Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels, Nature & Wildlife, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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on Mar 20 2013

The tale of a young pup whose good deeds only appear naughty falls flat due to the repeated use of judgmental phrases in speech bubbles.

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