Caramel has recently been obsessed with the Bad Guys series of Aaron Blabey, and wanted his first review of the year to be a review of the first book: Bad Guys. As always Sprinkles is taking notes and asking followup questions.
Sprinkles: Caramel, I’ve seen you really enjoying reading these Bad Guys books lately. Can you tell us a bit what they are about?
Caramel: They are about bad guys, bad animals who want to be good. Actually, only the wolf wants to be good, but the rest are not that interested.
S: So let me see. There is a wolf, and he is always the bad guy in fairy tales and such, and he wants to change his image. And the other animals… who are the other bad guys?
C: There is a shark, there is a piranha, and some people think he is a sardine, even a vampire sardine!
S: Well, the piranha does have sharp teeth!
C: Yeah! And it doesn’t really look like a sardine. Anyways, there is also a snake.
S: Hm, so these four are often seen as villains in stories. and they want to change that, right?
C: Yep. Well, not all of them, only the wolf wants to in the beginning, but then all of them kind of like the idea. Here is a video which explains the story:
S: I agree that this is an interesting premise for a book. The bad guys want to be good, but the world is not yet quite ready for them.
C: Yes. So they try to save a cat stuck on a tree. They try to tell the cat to jump down and they will catch it. But the cat is scared of them. And so when the wolf tries to catch the cat, the cat scratches him real badly.
S: That is kind of sad though, no? They are trying to do something good but nobody expects good things from them. Everyone is afraid of them. Isn’t that sad?
S: It is difficult to change people’s opinions once they make their minds up about us. So that could be one message of the book. What could be another?
C: I don’t know.
S: Hmm. I was thinking that there is also a more optimistic message. That even if people think you are a bad guy, you could always try to be good.
C: Yes, I agree. You can always try to be good.
S: But I think these messages are not quite the main reason why you enjoyed this book. Tell me what you liked most.
C: It’s extremely funny! The pictures are funny, and the bad guys get into funny situations.
S: So would you recommend this book to other young bunnies like yourself?
C: Yep! And I want to read all the other books in this series!
S: I see a few more reviews of bad guys in our future…
C: YES! But for now, stay tuned for more book bunny adventures!