Bad Bill makes bad choices. From sneaking marshmallows to stealing bird's nests, Bad Bill's many Uh-Ohs are captured in the Bad Bill Stories. Kids love the audacity of Bill's badness - the sheer fun and freedom of how he indulges his naughty side, there is also a sense of pride in the realization that children can control these naughty impulses (most of the time), and they feel for poor Bill. However, as it should be with all children, even the rascal Bill finds redemption at the end of the day. A wonderful read-aloud for all ages.
Cindy Simmons has taught elementary school in the Los Angeles and Las Virgenes School Districts. She began telling the Bad Bill Stories in her classroom years ago, sharing the unfortunate saga of a seven year old boy who has issues with choices...and just can't seem to stay out of trouble. Teacher and illustrator Nanci Powers brings the Bad Bill stories to vibrant life - also bringing her own masterfully unique perspective to the drama and distinction of the Bad Bill characters. Wonderfully in synch with Simmons' storytelling, she is the perfect visual counterpart.