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Bad Apple: A Tale of Friendship (edition 2012)


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Title:Bad Apple: A Tale of Friendship
Other authors:EDWARD HEMINGWAY (Illustrator)
Info:Putnam Juvenile (2012), Hardcover, 32 pages
Collections:Your library
Tags:picture book, peer pressure, fiction, apples, fruits, bookworm, character, citizenship, differences, kindness, worms, oils art, diversity, read aloud, si624

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Bad Apple: A Tale of Friendship by Edward Hemingway



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Bad Apple is a book about friendship. Mac (the apple) meets a worm who crawled in him after a rainstorm. He went back to the orchard and all of the other apples thought he was a rotten apple because he had a worm. By the end of the story, Mac decided he'd rather be a bad apple than not have his worm in his life with him. This book could be for any age child learning about bullying or friendship.
  audreybusch | Apr 13, 2017 |
This trade book was a story about an apple and his friend Will. Will was a worm that became best friends with the apple. All the other apples in the orchard didn't want to be friends with the apple and will, because they thought he was a bad apple. Will insisted that the apple would be okay without him, but the apple didn't care what the rest of the apples thought. I gave this book a four out of five stars because I think it would be a great book to read to younger children. The story looked like it was illustrated with water colors or paint. The book used bright colors showing how red the apples were. It made the book more appealing considering it had a happy ending. I would use this in a classroom when talking about friendship. Students should be able to be friends with who they want, and no one should make fun of you for it. ( )
  j.swancutt | Oct 27, 2015 |
In my opinion, “Bad Apple: A Tale of Friendship” is an adorable picture book for young children. This book teaches children a strong message about friendship. I enjoyed reading this book because of its writing, illustrations, and deep message. This story is about an apple who falls asleep. When he awakens, a worm is on top of him. The two become great friends. However, other apples make fun of the apple because he has a worm friend. They call him a “bad apple” because of it. The worm becomes sad when he sees his apple friend sad. The worm decides that it is best for him to leave the apple. Then the apple becomes sad when he cannot find the worm. The apple realizes that his friendship with the worm is more important than being accepted by the other apples. The apple goes searching for his worm friend. He finds him, and together, they live happily ever after as friends. The writing in this story is very descriptive. For example, “On cloudy days, Mac would search for the perfect pillow of green grass and take a long nap.” The illustrations show detailed pictures of Mac, the apple, and his worm friend having fun together. The illustrations display colorful pictures created by oil pastels. This story broadens students’ perspectives on friendship. This book teaches children to care about their friends and not about what other people think. The big idea is to teach children to remain loyal to the people that they care about. ( )
  sstelz2 | Dec 4, 2014 |
This is an excellent book to represent true friendship. The apple and the worm become good friends, regardless of the fact that one is a worm, and the other is an apple. They find many things in common and spend most of their time together. Although they are best friends and their world seems great and happy, there were bullies who made fun of the apple, Mac, because he 'had worms'. This ridicule continued and it eventually resulted in the worm, Will, leaving in the middle of the night. Mac spent days and days moping around looking for Will, until one say he found him! He realized that he would much rather be happy with his best friend than sad without him. In the story Mac doesn't let the bullies sway his opinion about who he chose to be his friend. This is a great moral to teach to children because they need to know that they should be true to their friends regardless of what others say about it. ( )
  CaittBitt | Nov 14, 2013 |
A book about an apple, Mac, that one day becomes rotten, and gains a friend, Will, who is a worm. The other apples bully the Mac because he has turned rotten and has worms. Will feels bad for the Mac and decides to leave, so that Mac can play with his other apple friends. Mac starts to miss his best friend, Will, and does not have fun without him. ( )
  tmaslen | Jun 12, 2013 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 039925191X, Hardcover)

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.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:01:28 -0400)

Relates how Mac, the apple, and Will, the worm, become friends.

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