The Cool Bean

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Product Details

Price
$18.99  $17.66
Publisher
HarperCollins
Publish Date
Pages
40
Dimensions
9.2 X 11.0 X 0.4 inches | 0.85 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780062954527

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About the Author

Jory John is a New York Times bestselling author of books for both children and adults. He is a two-time E.B. White Read-Aloud Honor recipient. Jory's work includes the picture books Giraffe Problems and Penguin Problems, both illustrated by Lane Smith, the Goodnight Already! series, illustrated by Benji Davies, The Bad Seed and The Good Egg, both illustrated by Pete Oswald, and the award-winning Quit Calling Me a Monster!, illustrated by Bob Shea. He also co-authored numerous humor books, including the internationally bestselling All My Friends Are Dead. Jory spent six years as programs director at 826 Valencia, a nonprofit educational center in San Francisco. He resides in Oregon.

Pete Oswald is an LA-based artist, kid lit author/illustrator, and production designer. Pete is the illustrator of the Food Group series by Jory John and the Cranky series by Phuc Tran as well as many other picture books. When Pete is not working on books, he is helping to uplift many of the most successful animated franchises as a character designer, concept artist, and production designer. Pete lives in Los Angeles, California, with his wife and two sons.

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)

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