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.
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"Charming . . . Social norms force Mac and Will apart; surprisingly effective, fruit-related pathos ensues before the two friends decide to buck convention and like whom they like. Who cares what anyone thinks?"-- The New York Times 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.
"Charming . . . Social norms force Mac and Will apart; surprisingly effective, fruit-related pathos ensues before the two friends decide to buck convention and like whom they like. Who cares what anyone thinks?"— The New York Times
Penguin Young Readers Group
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In my opinion, Bad Ap...
A book about an apple,...
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.
This is an excellent b...
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.
Youd have to be rotte...
You'd have to be rotten to the core to not like this sweet and punny story.
Mac was a good apple b...
Mac was a good apple but wanted a friend which he found in a worm who happens to love to read books. The other apples ridicule Mac for being a rotten apple with a worm stuck in him and what follows is an accurate real life connection to what it's like to have friends that judge and the decisions you make when you choose one group over another. In the end Mac realizes it is better to be happy with true friends than pretending to be happy with others.
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