Article Title

Born Bad


Jaimee Pease


Outstanding, Primary, Different, Identity, Animals, Acceptance

Document Type

Book Review


Born Bad is a playful story surrounding the struggles of identity. Wolf is unhappy in who he is supposed to be and wanders around the animal kingdom, hopeless that he will ever be able to change. Along his journey, he meets many animals, each with their own shortcomings. Only when he observes the self-confidence and mutual support of his new friends does Wolf find the courage to embrace who he wants to be. C.K. Smouha’s simple phrases and diverse characters pair vividly with Stephen Smith’s bold illustrations to offer a humorous spin on clichéd idioms.