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Bad Apple (Bad Apple)

Huw Lewis Jones, Ben Sanders

£11.99

A laugh-out-loud picture book starring a truly terrible piece of fruit

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Overview

This is Apple.
He’s not a normal,
nice kind of apple.
Not a peaceful piece
of fruit, no sir.
He’s rotten to the core.

In this hilarious story about a really bad apple by award-winning author and polar explorer Huw Lewis Jones, a series of simple rhymes is transformed into a sequence of events that will have readers splitting their sides with laughter. As one silly scenario unfolds after the other, a common piece of fruit shows readers what he’s really made of by making life miserable for Pear, Pea, Cat, Spud and Spoon, among others. In a very dark twist at the end, he receives his comeuppance...

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Reviews

'An ideal picture book for newly independent readers ... this story had my two giggling away'
@bookishwaytoplay

'A lovely addition to any family book collection. Great concept with simple, clean and bright illustrations'
Parenting Without Tears

'It has the feel of a future classic to me – like an edgier alternative to the much-loved Oi Frog and Friends books. Recommended!'
@ivyslibrary

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Specifications

Format: PLC

Size: 24.4 x 24.4 cm

Extent: 32 pp

Publication date: 20 May 2021

ISBN: 9780500652435

About the Author

Huw Lewis Jones is a polar-exploring author and historian who lives in Cornwall, U.K. His books include Explorers’ Sketchbooks, The Writer’s Map and Archipelago, all published by Thames & Hudson. Ben Sanders is an award-winning illustrator and graphic designer based in Ballarat, Australia. He is the author and illustrator of I Could Wear That Hat and I’ve an Uncle Ivan (both Thames & Hudson Australia).