The Cool Bean

Jory John (Author) Pete Oswald (Illustrator)

Product Details

$18.99  $17.47
Publish Date
December 03, 2019
9.2 X 11.0 X 0.4 inches | 0.85 pounds

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About the Author

JORY JOHN est auteur de livres pour enfants et pour adultes classés au palmarès du New York Times et récipiendaire du prix E.B. White Read-Aloud à deux reprises. Il a écrit plusieurs albums, dont Ça suffit, bonne nuit!, Mais je t'aime déjà! et Un manchot marabout. Jory vit à San Francisco.

JORY JOHN is the author of the picture books Un manchot marabout, Mais je t'aime déjà and the E.B. White Read-Aloud Honor Book Ça suffit, bonne nuit! He is the co-author of the New York Times bestselling novel, The Terrible Two, and the national bestseller All my friends are dead, among many other books. He lives (and sleeps) in San Francisco.

PETE OSWALD est un peintre, illustrateur et animateur. Il a coécrit et illustré l'album Mingo the Flamingo et illustré The Bad Seed et The Good Egg, deux albums classés au palmarès du New York Times. Pete vit à Los Angeles, en Californie, avec sa femme et ses trois fils.

PETE OSWALD is a fine-arts painter, an animator, an author, and an illustrator. He illustrated the New York Times bestselling books The Bad Seed, The Good Egg, and The Cool Bean by Jory John. He has also worked as a character designer and concept artist on the movies Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, and the Oscar-nominated ParaNorman. Pete lives in Los Angeles, California, with his wife and their three sons. You can visit him online at


The last line [drives] the message home: all kids can be cool if they're kind.--Booklist
Cool beans indeed.--Kirkus Reviews
Oswald's pipe-stemmed limbs, googly eyes, and accessories give these anthropomorphic legumes lots of personality.--Kirkus Reviews
John's good-hearted text makes [hay] with the bean puns...--Kirkus Reviews
This is a gentle, sweet story of how generosity and kindness are the true qualities to champion, and offers a great example for young readers and an important reminder for older readers. A strong addition to any collection.--School Library Journal (starred review)
as character-driven, pun-filled, and hilariously illustrated as its predecessors.--Booklist
Witty wordplay ("I was officially a has-bean") and silly gags in the digital and watercolor illustrations (The Great Gatsbean, A Midsummer Night's Bean, Leguma Beach) help downplay the didacticism and up the cool factor.--Horn Book Magazine