Bad guy / Hannah Barnaby ; illustrated by Mike Yamada.
- 1 of 3 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium. (Show)
- 1 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library.
0 current holds with 3 total copies.
|Location||Call Number / Copy Notes||Barcode||Shelving Location||Status||Due Date|
|Hawley Public Library||E B (Text)||33500012512182||New||Available||-|
|Moorhead Public Library||E B (Text)||33500012499208||New||Checked out||08/18/2017|
- 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, 
|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 sheriffâand, 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.
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