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Title: Fave PBs about “bad” or “wild” kids?
Post by: sarah-garcia-morgan on August 05, 2019, 09:30 AM
Hi everyone!

I’m doing a bit of market research and would love to know some of your favorite PBs about “bad” or “wild” kids.  You know- the ones who can’t sit still or be quiet, are always in trouble in class or with their parents, just can’t seem to follow the rules like everyone else.  TIA!

-Sarah
Title: Re: Fave PBs about “bad” or “wild” kids?
Post by: MLT483 on August 05, 2019, 10:06 AM
17 Things I'm Not Allowed to Do Anymore by Jenny Offill and Nancy Carpenter is a really interesting one! Especially since the mc is not at all repentant at the end.
Title: Re: Fave PBs about “bad” or “wild” kids?
Post by: Debbie Vilardi on August 05, 2019, 06:32 PM
Classics: Where the Wild Things Are, Olivia, the Francis books. I prefer to just think of them as kids. We ll make poor choices sometimes. And attention spans are short before second grade. It's not about the kids, it's about the expectations for their behaviors. (But now I'm just preaching. Not helpful to you. Stepping off the soapbox.)

Title: Re: Fave PBs about “bad” or “wild” kids?
Post by: sunnyleo on August 06, 2019, 12:15 AM
Have not caught up to anything recent... but I've heard about a few anti-hero type MC

"We Don't Eat Our Classmates" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qgZ7Bfb3XBY
"I'm Bored" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=63fdm6BT4_A
"No, David" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5XTb_Vi2VFU

"Where the Wild Things Are"  is the classic... but I think "Shrek" deserves a mention. Big fan of Steig and that book was an eye-opener and instant classic for me (read it before it became a movie franchise). The ogre NEVER is ashamed of his nastiness... unlike the sanitized Hollywood version.

Slightly older you have Horrid Henry, Pippi Longstocking, Judy Moody, etc.
Title: Re: Fave PBs about “bad” or “wild” kids?
Post by: sarah-garcia-morgan on August 06, 2019, 06:43 AM
Thanks everyone!  And Debbie, I 100% agree :)
Title: Re: Fave PBs about “bad” or “wild” kids?
Post by: DianaM on August 17, 2019, 07:49 PM
I was going to say all the books sunnyleo said! I will also add "Loud Lula" and "The Mine-O-Saur".
Title: Re: Fave PBs about “bad” or “wild” kids?
Post by: DianaM on August 17, 2019, 08:40 PM
Oh! Just thought of another favorite. "I Ain't Gonna Paint No More"
Title: Re: Fave PBs about “bad” or “wild” kids?
Post by: JodyJS on August 18, 2019, 05:30 AM
Mean Jean, the Recess Queen