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The Bad Guys  : Episode 1 - Aaron Blabey

Paperback

Published: 1st August 2016
For Ages: 6 - 12 years old
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They sound like the Bad Guys, they look like the Bad Guys . . . and they even smell like the Bad Guys. But Mr Wolf, Mr Piranha, Mr Snake and Mr Shark are about to change all of that!

Mr Wolf has a daring plan for the Bad Guys first good mission. The gang are going to break 200 dogs out of the Maximum Security City Dog Pound.

Will Operation Dog Pound go smoothly? Will the Bad Guys become the Good Guys?

And will Mr Snake please spit out Mr Piranha?

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The Bad Guys
 
4.9

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to read (9)
  • Engaging characters (9)
  • Page-turner (7)
  • Well written (7)
  • Deserves multiple readings (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Younger readers (9)
  • Gift (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Bookworm (5), Casual reader (3)

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4.0

My son loves this book

By 

from Australia

About Me Everyday Reader

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Read
  • Engaging characters

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gift
    • Younger Readers

    Comments about The Bad Guys:

    My son loves this book. It was a present for him.

     
    5.0

    reading for enjoyment

    By 

    from Chelsea Victoria Australia

    About Me Bookworm

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Read
    • Engaging characters
    • Page-Turner
    • This story has wit and is very humourous
    • Well Written

    Cons

    • No complaints

    Best Uses

    • Engages reluctant readers
    • Gift
    • Travel Reading
    • Younger Readers

    Comments about The Bad Guys:

    I bought this book because my grandson was feeling a failure learning to read. It made me extremely sad to see him avoid reading as I'm a bookworm and love reading. I came across the bad guys and have obtained all the episodes. My grandson has gone from strength to strength and now reads me a bedtime story about the Bad Guys. He just loves the humour and enjoys using his voice for the characters. Thanks Jann D and Sonny

     
    5.0

    my boys, crippled with laughter on hearing the word Sardine!

    By 

    from Brisbane

    About Me Casual Reader

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Deserves Multiple Readings
    • Easy To Read
    • Light and fun!

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gift
      • Younger Readers

      Comments about The Bad Guys:

      Love this book, i can hear laughter from the room next door at night time reading. Easy to read, light and fun.

       
      5.0

      Makes my 4yo son crack up!

      By 

      from Canberra, AU

      About Me Bookworm

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Deserves Multiple Readings
      • Easy To Read
      • Engaging characters
      • Page-Turner
      • Read In Character Voices
      • Well Written

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Younger Readers

        Comments about The Bad Guys:

        I read this book making different voices for each character. Mr Piranha character ALWAYS makes my 4yo son crack up with the giggles.
        Great fun read! Just not the best before bed time as it is too funny!

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Entertaining especially for boys

        By 

        from VIC, Australia

        About Me Casual Reader

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Read
        • Engaging characters

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about The Bad Guys:

            My 7 year old son loved this book. He found it easy to read and so entertaining.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Fantastic! Chuckles galore

            By 

            from Sydney, AU

            About Me Everyday Reader

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Engaging characters
            • Page-Turner
            • Well Written

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Younger Readers

              Comments about The Bad Guys:

              I purchased this book for my 6yr old who is an advanced reader. He literally could not put this book down. And to hear him laugh as he read out loud was fantastic. I found it super entertaining as well. This book comes very highly recommended. My son has since read it 4 more times & is constantly quoting from it. He cannot wait for Episode 2. The countdown begins!

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Master 7 could not put it down!!

              By 

              from Elimbah, QLD, AU

              About Me Bookworm

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              Pros

              • Deserves Multiple Readings
              • Easy To Read
              • Engaging
              • Engaging characters
              • Humourous
              • Page-Turner
              • Well Written

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Gift
                • Special Needs
                • Younger Readers

                Comments about The Bad Guys:

                My son picked this book up at the book fair and I am more than happy to say it was the first book that he is never wanted to put down. This is a new experience for him and made me a very proud Mum to see the disappointment that he now has to wait for the next episode. From being a struggling reader at the beginnng of the year to reading independently and loving it puts a great big smile on my face and his!

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                A book for reluctant readers!

                By 

                from Melbourne

                About Me Casual Reader

                Pros

                • Deserves Multiple Readings
                • Easy To Read
                • Engaging characters
                • Page-Turner
                • Well Written

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Gift
                  • Travel Reading
                  • Younger Readers

                  Comments about The Bad Guys:

                  My 8 year son is a reluctant reader, but this book had him glued to the pages!
                  He read the entire book in one sitting... Which is unheard of! He was laughing hysterically throughout!

                  Bring on episode 2! We cannot wait!

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Move over Pig the Pug ...

                  By 

                  from Sydney

                  About Me Bookworm

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Deserves Multiple Readings
                  • Easy To Read
                  • Engaging characters
                  • Page-Turner
                  • Well Written

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Gift
                    • Younger Readers

                    Comments about The Bad Guys:

                    Aaron's latest book was much loved by my 6 year old daughter and we are both on the edge of our seats to find out what happens in Bad Guys Episode 2!!!

                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Move over Pig the Pug ....

                    By 

                    from Sydney

                    About Me Bookworm

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Deserves Multiple Readings
                    • Easy To Read
                    • Engaging characters
                    • Page-Turner
                    • Well Written

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Gift
                      • Younger Readers

                      Comments about The Bad Guys:

                      Aaron has written yet another awesome story - my 6 year old adored Bad Guys 1 and we are both on the edge of our seats to see what Episode 2 brings ....

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                      Aaron Blabey

                      Aaron Blabey's life doesn't make any sense.

                      He is best known for his well-loved children's picture books for which he has won many awards including a Children's Book Council of Australia - Book of the Year Award, a NSW Premiers Literary Award for Children's Literature, a KOALA Award, a YABBA Award and a Children's Peace Literature Award. He's also been the National Literacy Ambassador and is a proud ambassador for the Alannah and Madeline Foundation.

                      But dig a little deeper and his past gets quite shady.

                      He spent 13 years as an actor appearing in numerous plays, TV shows and films. He was regularly cast opposite proper actors like Hugh Jackman, Jacki Weaver, Guy Pearce, Bryan Brown, Joel Edgerton and Ben Mendelsohn, all of whom were too kind to ever point out that his own acting was "justâ?¦awful", as he describes it today. To his continuing bewilderment though, he did once win an ACCTA Award (AFI) for Best Actor, a fact that cannot be adequately explained.

                      To complicate matters, he worked for a time as a staff writer at a major global advertising agency where he "learned a great deal and wished for death every single day", before spending a couple of years attempting to teach 'Creative Thinking' at a prominent Sydney design college. Furthermore, he's exhibited his art in various galleries, spent some time as a grape picker, worked in a video store and - astonishingly - once modeled clothes in a glossy weekend supplement.

                      He lives these days in a beautiful town in the Blue Mountains with his preposterously short wife and their two gorgeous boys, where he creates books, listens to his beloved vinyl record collection through killer 70s speakers and celebrates loudly every fifteen minutes that one of his all-time, top-ten heroes - Nick Cave - recently chose to record one of his books.

                      Visit Aaron Blabey's Booktopia Author Page


                      ISBN: 9781760150426
                      ISBN-10: 1760150428
                      Series: Bad Guys
                      Audience: Children
                      For Ages: 6 - 12 years old
                      Format: Paperback
                      Language: English
                      Number Of Pages: 144
                      Published: 1st August 2016
                      Publisher: Scholastic Australia
                      Country of Publication: AU
                      Dimensions (cm): 19.0 x 15.0  x 1.3
                      Weight (kg): 0.21