Joey and the Bodacious Beans
It’s Joey’s birthday and Grandpa has a special gift for him. Join Joey on his magical journey where he discovers the Bodacious Beans who reveal their superpowers and change Joey’s life forever.
Joey Meets the Bodacious Beans, written by Joe Swinger, combines the author’s childhood dream of being a superhero with his love of being a father and helping his twin sons discover their own superpowers.
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“Joey and the Bodacious Beans might span a single night in the life of little Joey, but a lot gets unpacked in this whimsically illustrated lesson in character development...Fun and insightful, Joey and the Bodacious Beans uses lively prose, engaging characters, and cheerful illustrations to teach young readers the importance of cultivating tolerance, empathy, forgiveness, and other important virtues.”
“Swinger’s prose is best suited for strong independent elementary school–age readers. Each bean presents an accessible definition of its particular power, and Joey recalls examples from his own life to make each personal. Familiar phrases, such as 'One, two, three, eyes on me!' will resonate with young students. Swinger’s choices of powers are familiar and nuanced enough to be great conversation starters; acceptance, for instance, is represented by a rainbow bean, and its definition focuses on inclusion of people who are different. Swinger...has explored these concepts for adults in Beans of Wisdom (2013), and this children’s work successfully distills them for youngsters.”
"Abstract concepts come to life thanks to the adorably goofy and apropos illustrations of each bean by John Joven. Swinger’s kid’s-eye-view explanations of each superpower are accompanied by examples that relate directly to common childhood experiences. It isn’t necessarily an easy task, but Swinger and Joven do so — and succeed — with ease, humor and heart."
- 42 full-color pages illustrated by John Joven
- 8x8 hardcover
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