The Cool Bean
Author(s): Jory John
AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!
The “too-cool-for-school” third picture book from the #1 New York Times bestselling creators of The Bad Seed and The Good Egg, Jory John and Pete Oswald
Everyone knows the cool beans. They’re sooooo cool.
And then there’s the uncool has-bean . . .
Always on the sidelines, one bean unsuccessfully tries everything he can to fit in with the crowd—until one day the cool beans show him how it’s done.
With equal measures of humor, wit, and charm, the #1 New York Times bestselling duo Jory John and Pete Oswald craft another incredible picture book, reminding us that it’s cooler to be kind.
Check out John and Oswald’s other books for children:
The Bad Seed
The Good Egg
That’s What Dinosaurs Do
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.
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.
Cool beans indeed.
Oswald's pipe-stemmed limbs, googly eyes, and accessories give these anthropomorphic legumes lots of personality.
John's good-hearted text makes [hay] with the bean puns...
as character-driven, pun-filled, and hilariously illustrated as its predecessors.
The last line [drives] the message home: all kids can be cool if they’re kind.