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Bad guy / Hannah Barnaby ; illustrated by Mike Yamada.

Barnaby, Hannah Rodgers, author. (Author). Yamada, Mike, illustrator. (Added Author).
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Available copies

  • 3 of 4 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium. (Show)
  • 2 of 3 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library.

Current holds

0 current holds with 4 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Barnesville Public Library E B (Text) 33500012734190 Main Available -
Detroit Lakes Public Library E B (Text) 33500012499208 Main Checked out 10/30/2018
Moorhead Public Library E B (Text) 33500012512182 Main Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781481460101
  • ISBN: 1481460102
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, [2017]

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: A little boy whose mother calls him "Sweetie Pie" and "Honey Bear" proves he is a bad guy, especially where his little sister is concerned.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2017 May #2
    To prove he isn't "Sweetie Pie" or "Buddy Bear," as his mother dubs him, a young boy with a big imagination revels in being the "Bad Guy." In his fantasies, he rides roughshod over superheroes, pirates, astronauts, and a sheriff—and, of course, torments his younger sister, Alice. When he actually dumps spaghetti and meatballs on Alice's head and pretends that they are consumable brains, he is disciplined. Using library books, he plots even more ways to torture Alice, not realizing that she is plotting her own comeuppance. The convivial, sparsely detailed illustrations show characters with friendly, open faces keeping the tone humorous and far from more adult territory (aside from that homage to James Bond and Austin Powers). The boy comes across as more rascally than mean, and his behavior does not seem to come from anger, as in many other picture books of this ilk. It's sibling rivalry with a twist; as Alice gleefully declares, after catching her brother in a snare, "Not every bad guy is a guy." Copyright 2017 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Behavior > Fiction.
Brothers and sisters > Fiction.
Family life > Fiction.

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