The Cool Bean

by Jory John

On Sale: 12/03/2019

The Cool Bean

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The Cool Bean

by Jory John

illustrated by Pete Oswald

On Sale: 12/03/2019

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About the Book

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 Jory John and Pete Oswald’s funny, bestselling books for kids 4-8 and anyone who wants a laugh:

  • The Bad Seed
  • The Good Egg
  • The Cool Bean
  • The Couch Potato
  • The Good Egg Presents: The Great Eggscape!
  • The Bad Seed Presents: The Good, the Bad, the Spooky!
  • The Cool Bean Presents: As Cool as It Gets
  • That’s What Dinosaurs Do

Critical Praise

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

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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780062954527
  • ISBN 10: 0062954520
  • Imprint: HarperCollins
  • On Sale: 12/03/2019
  • Pages: 40
  • List Price:23.99 CAD
  • Ages: 4 to 8
  • BISAC1 : JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Emotions & Feelings
  • BISAC2 : JUVENILE FICTION / Humorous Stories
  • BISAC3 : JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Values & Virtues
  • BISAC4 : JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Manners & Etiquette

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