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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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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 |
An adventurous Apple one day meets a worm who soon becomes his best friend. They do everything together, read, swim, and play in the mud. One day they go to the orchard and the other apples make fun of him because he has worms. Apple tries to explain that they are really friends but the other apple say that he is a bad apple and refuse to play with him. The worm feels really bad and leaves one night so he can play with the other apples. Apple goes back to playing with the other apples but it isn't the same so he goes looking for Worm. He finds him and is excited to have his best friend back.
  Sara_Lein | Apr 16, 2013 |
You'd have to be rotten to the core to not like this sweet and punny story. ( )
  Sullywriter | Apr 3, 2013 |
There is a small amount of bullying in this book, and this will bring up a discussion about bullying and how it's not nice and it hurts people. It also shows that being happy is important and it shouldn't matter what everyone else thinks. ( )
  Mmarcel2011 | Feb 17, 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 Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:20:31 -0400)

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

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