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Bad Apple's perfect day
Hemingway, Edward, author, illustrator.
Publication Information:
New York : G. P. Putnam's Sons, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) Inc., [2014]
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations ; 24 x 27 cm
Mac the apple and Will the worm set out for a perfect day at the watering hole, and although little goes as they plan, friendship, imagination, and a sense of fun make everything turn out fine.
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When the day doesn't go as planned, two friends use positive thinking and creative ideas to make it great anyway.

What can you do if your swimming hole dries out? Or a thunderstorm crashes your afternoon?

Just ask Mac and Will! When these unlikely friends' fun plans go awry, they show how a day of unexpected ups and downs can still be a perfect day--all it takes is a little imagination.

The stars of Bad Apple, A Tale of Friendship are back, making new friends by looking on the bright side.

Author Notes

Edward Hemingway is the youngest grandson of Ernest Hemingway. He received his bachelor's degree from the Rhode Island School of Design and his master's from the School of Visual Arts, where he now teaches in the graduate program. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 1-Bad apple Mac and Will, a worm who lives inside Mac, are back in this sequel to Bad Apple: A Tale of Friendship (Putnam, 2012). The best friends plan the perfect day at the watering hole, but not all goes according to plan. The watering hole turns out to be more of a mud pit. Never ones to let good mud go to waste, they build an Amazing City of Mud, which is even more fun after their other apple friends join in. Then the rain starts, and they all take shelter. The perfect day is ruined, or is it? Using their imaginations, irrepressible Mac and Will tell a fantabulous story to entertain their friends until the sky clears. It is then they discover that their mud city has been flooded but their water hole has returned to its full glory, and much swimming ensues, ending in a perfect day. The dynamic, spot-on illustrations rendered in oils on canvas are matched by a clever and rather punny text. The inclusion of helpful bees and butterflies and a leaf kite provides a nice whimsical touch. The use of various fonts, colors, and white space, and placement of the text help to animate the already lively story. For those who can overlook the weirdness of a worm living in and presumably eating his best friend, this story of making the best of it when plans go awry is quite enjoyable and works fine for one-on-one sharing.-Catherine Callegari, Gay-Kimball Library, Troy, NH (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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