Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Ed Guest Blog on NY Metro Parents: Bully & Bad Apple


Recently, while touring schools in the Midwest with my children’s book, “Bad Apple: A Tale of Friendship”, I was asked a great question by a rather serious first grader.

“Mr. Hemingway, were you ever bullied?” she wondered.

What’s so great about that question, you ask? And what self-respecting children’s book author can honestly answer such a question in front of 200 kids without revealing he’s a total dork deep down inside?

And wait a second, do I look like someone who was bullied as a kid?
The answer to that last question is, of course I look like someone who was bullied as a kid, because just about everyone has been bullied at some point in their childhood-No matter how tall and arguably charming they grow up to be. (And yes, 6 feet is still considered tall.)
Bad Apple: A Tale of FriendshipAnd getting back to my original point, the first grader’s question is a great one because a first grader chose to ask it at all.

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Friday, November 30, 2012

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Art Show in Bozeman, MT

Ed's art show in Bozeman, Montana garnered this very nice review:

A mixture of opening your favorite book, standing in an intimate art gallery and settling in for a bowl of popcorn before a movie: “Tiny Pie,” by Edward Hemingway, is a show you need to experience.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Ed in Great Falls, MT Friday, Nov 16

Ed will be in Great Falls, MT next week, if you are going to be there then, check it out:

Ed at Irving Elementary School, Bozeman MT

Ed had a warm reception at Irving; in fact, his entire book tour has featured interactive sessions with children which have all gone well.

Check out the banner the kids made for his visit:

And the poster they made:

Ed in action in a photo by Claire Sands Baker:

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Bad Apple: PW Anti-bulling Resource

Bad Apple made Publisher's Weekly's

Bullying Resources: A Selected Listing

In fact, it is first on the list, which you can check out here:

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Appearance in Sheboygan, Oct 13 2012

You can follow this link to an article about an appearance Ed made, along with others, in support of Bad Apple:

Ed is on the road currently as part of a Bad Apple promotional book tour. Go, Ed!

Monday, October 8, 2012

Bullying Preventation Awareness Month

Ed has drawn something for kids to color in as part of Bullying Prevention Awareness Month:

You can print this out for your kid so that your kid can color it in:

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Nice Mention for Bad Apple in New York Family

Here is a link to a nice mention in New York Family:

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Interview in 7 Impossible Things Before Breakfast

Here is a link to a nice interview with Ed about both Bad Apple and Tiny Pie, with many illustrations:

oh, yes and:

Happy Birthday, Ed!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Bad Apple in Daily Candy

Daily Candy included Bad Apple as part of their "Back-to-School Books--16 reads to fire up young minds" segment. To see the page, follow this horrifically long link:

Monday, September 10, 2012

Workshop in Cedarburg, WIOct 12 2012

Location:Cedarburg Cultural Center, W62 N546 Washington Ave., Cedarburg, WI 53012
Contact:Jeanette Gabrys

If you are going to be in Wisconsin in mid-October, you might want to visit beautiful Cedarburg to participate in a workshop with Ed:

The Cedarburg Cultural Center (CCC) invites kids and families to meet New York author and illustrator Edward Hemingway and participate in an engaging art workshop with him. Hemingway will read his book to the audience, sign coipies and conduct an art workshop for kids in which they can learn how to create and draw the characters in the book.

Hemingway's book, "Bad Apple: A Tale of Friendship," is about friendship and bullying.
Hemingway lives in Brooklyn, NY, and is the grandson of celebrated author Ernest Hemingway.

There are two admission packages for this event which is brought to you by Next Chapter Bookshop in partnership with the CCC: #1 includes admission to the even for one child and one adult, one autographed copy of the book, an art class wit craft led by the author/illustrator (materials provided) and a special storytime reading. ($23 + tax). #2 includes admission for one family (max. 5 persons living at the same address), one autographed copy of the book, an art class with craft led by the author/illustrator (materials included) and a special storytime reading. ($30 + tax). To purchase tickets for this event call 262-375-2676 or visit
To see their site for yourself, go here:

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Review in Booklist

Bad Apple got a nice review in Booklist, run by the American Library Association. This is probably the last big reviewer to put in it's 2 cents.. (up there with Kirkus, Publisher's Weekly, NYTimes, and School Library Journal).

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Good Review of Bad Apple in Cracking the Cover

Here is a nice review of Bad Apple from Cracking the Cover:

The meaning of “bad apple” gets turned upside down in Edward Hemingway’s new picture book, “Bad Apple: A Tale of Friendship.”

Mac is a good apple. He shares his toys with the other apples and helps Granny Smith pick up after art class. One day, while Mac is taking a nap on the perfect pillow of green grass it begins to rain. When Mac wakes up, he finds he’s no longer alone — a little worm has made himself at home inside Mac’s head.

Instead of being bothered, Mac happily becomes Will’s friend. The fly kites and play in the dirt. The two are as happy as can be until they visit the orchard where the other apples make fun, calling Mac a rotten apple. Will can’t stand to see his friend hurt and leaves. But nothing is the same without Will. There’s a hole that Mac can’t fill — only his friend can do that.

In the end, Mac would rather be a bad apple with a good friend than a sad apple without one.

“Bad Apple” is a striking picture book. Bright colors and charming characters will instantly catch children’s attention. Edward’s clean and simple text is the perfect accompaniment to his bold artwork. Children will easily relate to this tale of friendship and can learn from Mac’s brave attitude toward bullying.

You can find the original context here:

Thursday, August 23, 2012

New York Times Book Review

The NYTBR gave "Bad Apple" a nice review:

For a snack they can have Mac the Apple. Just kidding; that would be mean. Mac, you see, is a “good apple,” as Edward Hemingway notes in his provocatively titled “Bad Apple: A Tale of Friendship.” What drives Mac to the alleged dark side? The answer is Will, a worm who takes residence in Mac’s head. Ignoring hygienic and parasitical issues, the two become instant best friends — playing in the dirt, flying kites, bobbing in a lake. But the rest of the orchard is appalled. “Look at Mac!” the other apples shout. “He’s got worms! Mac’s a rotten apple!”

 Social norms force Mac and Will apart; surprisingly effective, fruit-related pathos ensues before the two friends decide to buck convention and like whom they like. Who cares what anyone thinks? You and I have heard this story before, though not all children have, and some could use hearing it again. Hemingway — Ernest’s grandson — works charming enough variations on the formula to please even the most jaded of adult readers, or at least me, and his cheerfully innocent illustrations are affecting.

For the full text, go here.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Parents Magazine Likes "Bad Apple"

ParentsMagazine picked "Bad Apple" in its September issue as a must-have, putting it in some very good company:

Goody Blog: – Features must see, must do, must have right now items. Their Goody Bag featured Where’s Waldo?, Olivia and the Fairy Princess, The Further Tale of Peter Rabbit, and Bad Apple: A Tale of Friendship (9/12). 

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Bad Apple in iBooks

Check it out! You can buy "Bad Apple" as an iBook from Apple:

Bad Apple
Category: Children's Fiction

GoodReads has a nice page with many ways to buy it:

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Society of Illustrator Original Art Show

Good news for Edward Hemingway the illustrator..."Bad Apple" got into the prestigious Society of Illustrators Original Art Show 2012 (Celebrating The Fine Art of Children's Illustration). It's Ed's first time getting into a Society show. The opening is in NY in October.

Friday, June 29, 2012

Ed Confirmed for Sheboygan Children's Book Festival

Ed will be one of the author's at the Sheboygan Children's book festival. Check out the schedule here and check out Ed in the flesh there and then!

Nice Review of Bad Apple

This blog gave Bad Apple a new review which you can find here:

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Teaching at SVA

Ed will be teaching at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. He is one of the instructors for the graduate Visual Narrative course, starting in June 2013 (applications after September, 2012).

For details, visit this site:

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Kirkus Review of Bad Apple

Kirkus had these positive things to say about "Bad Apple"

"Hemingway's story of friendship against the odds is sweet....the characters and settings are lusciously drawn."

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Nice Review of Bad Apple in Publisher's Weekly

Here is a nice review of Bad Apple in Publisher's Weekly:

Hemingway’s spreads recall old campground postcards of the 1950s, with rainbows arcing over cloud-covered hills and orange-tinted sunsets. It’s a good setting for this otherworldly tale of an apple named Mac who forms a close relationship with the worm who takes refuge in his head one day. Although Will the worm turns out to be a stalwart friend—he’s supportive, friendly, and full of good ideas—the other apples jeer: “Mac’s a rotten apple!” Tender interactions between Mac and Will (they read books together, and Will finishes Mac’s sentences) make it clear that Mac’s conclusion that he’d rather be “a Bad Apple with Will than a sad apple without him” is the right one. With sweet-tempered humor, Heming-way (Bump in the Night) concentrates less on the bullying and more on the intimacy Mac and Will share, allowing the two to retreat from the world to their cherished clearing on the hill. Although adults may detect a veiled romance—there’s just something about the way Mac looks at Will—the story works very nicely as a gentle celebration of friendship. Ages 3–5. Agent: David Kuhn, Kuhn Projects. (Aug.)

Monday, May 7, 2012

Mac & Will On Selling Guide

Look who is on the cover of the Penguin Young Readers Sales Dept. current handselling guide!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Facelift for

We see that has been given a bit of a facelift: new background color and a new header, which we rather like:

Also title bars for the books:


Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Mouse Chef from Tiny Pie

Another teaser from the upcoming Tiny Pie:

Just as delightful as the others!

Follow Ed on Twitter

Ed has joined the twitterati! You can follow him via the following link:

Nice Bad Apple Mention in The School Library Journal

Here is the part about Bad Apple:

I think we have plenty of mismatched friend picture books out there but I’ll admit that I sometimes have a problem with titles where a predator is best friends with their food source.  It always makes me think of thatFashion Kitty moment where FK mentions that her cat family has a pet mouse, which would be the human equivalent of have a chocolate cake as a pet. “I love you, but I wish I could eat you.”  That’s part of the reason why I was so pleased to see Bad Apple: A Tale of Friendship by Edward Hemingway.  It’s a mismatched friend tale, sure, but not in a predator/prey way . . . or is it?  The story concentrates on Mac (smart name) an apple who befriends Will, the worm in his head.  Unfortunately apples with worms don’t make for the most popular fruits, and Mac is quickly shunned as “rotten”.  It’s cute.  Sort of a metaphor, I suppose.  Worth checking out.

You can check out the entire post here.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Another Tiny Preview

Here are two more previews of work from Tiny Pie:

Monday, March 12, 2012

Reference to the Bad Apple Video

A blogger at the School Library Journal has linked to the Bad Apple promotional video with following blurb:

So in other book trailer news, the grandson of Ernest Hemingway is friends with the lead singer of The Donnas.  Why am I telling you this?  Because in the great wide world of children’s literature it all comes together into a perfect whole.  Book trailer-wise anyway.  Observe and enjoy the latest trailer by Edward Hemingway for his upcoming picture book about an apple and his best friend.  And the music is by the aforementioned Donna, Brett.

You can read the entire blog entry here.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Bad Apple Video

Ed has posted a video, created from his book by friends, on YouTube. Enjoy its adorability!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Ellie from "Tiny Pie"

Here is a painting of Ellie, a character from the work-in-progress, "Tiny Pie":

Monday, February 20, 2012

New Work From Tiny Pie

Here is a new painting shared by the artist:

It is from his work-in-progress, "Tiny Pie"