The Cool Bean

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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 classé au palmarès du New York Times et lauréat du prix E. B. White Read-Aloud à deux reprises. Il a écrit plusieurs albums, La patate paresseuse, La grande oeuf-vasion, Le bon, la brute et l'effrayant, Le pois chic, L'oeuf modèle, La mauvaise graine, Mais je t'aime déjà, Reviens, je m'ennuie!, Assez, c'est assez! et Ça suffit, bonne nuit!. Jory vit à San Francisco. JORY JOHN is the author of the picture books Penguin Problems, I Love You Already! and the E.B. White Read-Aloud Honor book Goodnight, Already! 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 illustré les albums Le pois chic, La mauvaise graine, L'oeuf modèle et La patate paresseuse, classés au palmarès du New York Times, ainsi que Mon papa et moi et Mauvaise journée pour Rita et Ralph. 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


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)

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

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

as character-driven, pun-filled, and hilariously illustrated as its predecessors. -- Booklist

The last line [drives] the message home: all kids can be cool if they're kind. -- Booklist