The Cool Bean
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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
What I loved: The message here is really fantastic, encouraging children to be kind to others. The story conveys this message beautifully, and the writing is very conversational, making the reader empathize with the main character easily. The illustrations are simple, but accompany the story perfectly. This book would be great for preschoolers through elementary school-aged children.
The font is large and clear, making this easy to read aloud. There are also plenty of bean-related puns to add some humor for parents and children alike.
Final verdict: Overall, THE COOL BEAN is a fun book that conveys the message that "kind is cool" in a highly approachable and entertaining way. Perfect for preschool or elementary school crowds, this picture book is a great read.