The cool bean / written by Jory John ; illustrations by Pete Oswald.

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  • Additional Information
    • Publication Information:
      Vox edition.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: 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.
    • Notes:
      Read by Maxwell Glick.
    • Notes:
      VOX Books.
      Book originally published: New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2019]
      VOX Audio playback device includes headphone jack, external speaker, play/pause button, volume controls, page-turning controls, rechargeable battery, and removable AC adapter.
      "The permanently attached VOX Reader transforms an ordinary print book into an all-in-one read-along. There's no need for computers, tablets or CDs. Children simply push a button to listen and read"--Publisher's Web site.
      Ages 4-8.
    • ISBN:
      9781936348664
      1936348667
      9780062954527
      0062954520
    • Accession Number:
      on1142816680
      1142816680
    • Accession Number:
      fay.709605
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      JOHN, J.; OSWALD, P.; GLICK, M. The cool bean. Vox edition. [s. l.]: [Library Ideas, LLC], 2020. ISBN 9781936348664. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.709605. Acesso em: 22 out. 2020.
    • AMA:
      John J, Oswald P, Glick M. The Cool Bean. Vox edition. [Library Ideas, LLC]; 2020. Accessed October 22, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.709605
    • APA:
      John, J., Oswald, P., & Glick, M. (2020). The cool bean (Vox edition.). [Library Ideas, LLC].
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      John, Jory, Pete Oswald, and Maxwell Glick. 2020. The Cool Bean. Vox edition. [Library Ideas, LLC]. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.709605.
    • Harvard:
      John, J., Oswald, P. and Glick, M. (2020) The cool bean. Vox edition. [Library Ideas, LLC]. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.709605 (Accessed: 22 October 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      John, J, Oswald, P & Glick, M 2020, The cool bean, Vox edition., [Library Ideas, LLC], viewed 22 October 2020, .
    • MLA:
      John, Jory, et al. The Cool Bean. Vox edition., [Library Ideas, LLC], 2020. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.709605.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      John, Jory, Pete Oswald, and Maxwell Glick. The Cool Bean. Vox edition. [Library Ideas, LLC], 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.709605.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      John J, Oswald P, Glick M. The cool bean [Internet]. Vox edition. [Library Ideas, LLC]; 2020 [cited 2020 Oct 22]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.709605

Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2020 February #1

The third in this New York Times best-selling series is as character-driven, pun-filled, and hilariously illustrated as its predecessors. This installment deals with what it means to be cool—truly cool. The narrator, a yellowish legume with wide eyes, wispy hair, and a bow tie, is not cool. His former podmates, however, are. The three cool beans look like something out of Grease or West Side Story as they saunter down to their urban school wearing shades, one of them sporting a tight leather jacket. Oswald's watercolor and digital-paint illustrations create an involving, relatable school atmosphere throughout. As the cool beans flourish, our uncool narrator feels isolated. Then he suffers a series of mishaps, spilling his food all over his feet in the cafeteria. The low point comes when, after being called on to read in class but not hearing the teacher, he is jeered at by the other kids. But a tiny miracle arrives with each mishap as, each time, one of the cool beans quietly rescues him from humiliation. Our bean realizes the power of kindness, which, when a tiny bean drops his books in the hallway, he puts it into action, helpfully picking up the books. The last line—"Now that's cool"—drives the message home: all kids can be cool if they're kind. Grades K-2. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Booklist Reviews 2020 February #1

The third in this New York Times best-selling series is as character-driven, pun-filled, and hilariously illustrated as its predecessors. This installment deals with what it means to be cool—truly cool. The narrator, a yellowish legume with wide eyes, wispy hair, and a bow tie, is not cool. His former podmates, however, are. The three cool beans look like something out of Grease or West Side Story as they saunter down to their urban school wearing shades, one of them sporting a tight leather jacket. Oswald's watercolor and digital-paint illustrations create an involving, relatable school atmosphere throughout. As the cool beans flourish, our uncool narrator feels isolated. Then he suffers a series of mishaps, spilling his food all over his feet in the cafeteria. The low point comes when, after being called on to read in class but not hearing the teacher, he is jeered at by the other kids. But a tiny miracle arrives with each mishap as, each time, one of the cool beans quietly rescues him from humiliation. Our bean realizes the power of kindness, which, when a tiny bean drops his books in the hallway, he puts it into action, helpfully picking up the books. The last line—"Now that's cool"—drives the message home: all kids can be cool if they're kind. Grades K-2. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Horn Book Magazine Reviews 2020 #2

This third collaboration about an endearing food staple features John’s and Oswald’s trademark humor-wrapped-around-a-message that made The Bad Seed and The Good Egg (rev. 3/19) so entertaining. This time it’s a cool-is-in-the-eye-of-the-beholder tale starring three beans (cool ones, natch) who rule the school, and our wide-eyed, bow-tie-wearing protagonist who used to be their friend “in the olden days, last year.” Our bean tries to earn a place in the lima-light: “I wore sunglasses...I slicked my hair back,” but the changes don’t feel right. The misfit bean resigns itself to loneliness (“I lived my life and things were just...okay”) until some surprising acts of kindness cause it to reevaluate assumptions about its formerâ€"or are they?â€"BFFs. 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. Elissa Gershowitz March/April 2020 p.61 Copyright 2020 Horn Book Magazine Reviews.