The Bad Guys

The Bad Guys

Paperback - 2016
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In this hilarious new illustrated chapter book series, bad guys are doing good deeds... whether you want them to or not!

They sound like bad guys, they look like bad guys... and they even smell like 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. They are going to break two hundred 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 stop swallowing Mr. Piranha?!

Publisher: New York : Scholastic, 2016
ISBN: 9780545912402


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They've been the bad guys for as long as they remember--but Mr. Wolf has a plan to change their missions to good.

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Apr 07, 2019


Dec 11, 2018

terrific book, 6 year old grandchild DEVOURED it!!

Sep 15, 2018

This was a terrific book. Why don't you do yourself a favor and read this book? What a treat! I give this book 5 stars. (My brother does too) (Ines)

LoneTreeReader Jun 14, 2018

Mr. Wolf enlists the help of three friends (Mr. Snake, Mr. Piranha, and Mr. Shark) to show the world that they are really just misunderstood good guys. What could go wrong when they set out to do good deeds, like rescuing a cat stuck in a tree? I laughed out loud at their silly schemes and humorous dialog. It is part book, part graphic novel. The illustrations and typography (also by the author) are fun and engaging. I would suggest “The Bad Guys” series to fans of “The Yeti Files” or “Chicken Squad.”

Apr 02, 2018


THIS BOOK IS AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Best book ever!

Monique_P_ Jan 03, 2018

A great read about Wolf, Piranha, Snake and Shark who are on a mission to change how they are perceived by others. Can they do it?

Mar 17, 2017

Fun to read and look at.

ArapahoeStaff2 Feb 24, 2017

I loved this sparse-text graphic novel. The characters are hilarious, the story is silly, and there's enough action to keep a reader hooked. Give to fans of Captain Underpants and reluctant readers.

JCLChrisK Jan 06, 2017

A quick-reading graphic novel that has the characters talking directly to readers as much as to each other. Mr. Wolf--as in "Big, Bad"--tries to convince us he's been misunderstood and is really a good guy, then he tries to convince three other colleagues that they are, too. So they set off in search of opportunities to perform good deeds and become Good Guys, despite their scary appearances (and instinctual methods). There is plenty of slapstick humor, ongoing silly dialogue, and just enough doubt about their sincerity to provide suspense. It makes for a highly appealing package that is sure to entertain young readers.

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