I'm anxiously awaiting the 2nd proof copy of Acorn and Button. It should arrive any day now. When it does, I’ll be sending out a red alert!
In the meantime, I thought I’d share a children’s book that you might like to read. I’ll be doing this from time to time. I like a book with a little bit of a dark twist to it. The most interesting characters are often imperfect and can be downright naughty. That’s what we find with The Bad Seed, by Jory John. The Bad Seed is, well... bad. He lies about pointless stuff, cuts in line every time, and never washes his hands or feet. Will the Bad Seed ever change his ways? You’ll have to read the book to find out. This is a funny story that keeps kids giggling.
Reading the Bad Seed got me thinking. What would happen if Acorn met the Bad Seed? We know what would happen if Button met him. The Bad Seed would insult Button and pay dearly for it. Button would demand sure and swift retribution. But what about Acorn? He’s a very unassuming, easy-going nut who tends to believe the best about everybody. Would he overlook the Bad Seed’s bad manners? Would he ignore the Bad Seed’s bad attitude? Would Acorn rub off on the Bad Seed, or would the Bad Seed rub off on Acorn?
These are the questions that keep me up at night.
On a lighter note:
Happy Thanksgiving, Everybody!