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Not a Bean

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A Mexican jumping bean isn’t a bean at all. It’s a fascinating home and food source for a special kind of caterpillar! With Spanish vocabulary and a clever counting concept, this poetic story shares the life cycle of a Mexican jumping bean. This curious jumping insect is actually a seedpod from a shrub called yerba de la flecha, into which a caterpillar burrows, living inside the pod until it builds a cocoon and breaks out as a moth. Perfect for preschoolers and prereaders, this creative picture book explores the Mexican jumping bean’s daily life and eventual transformation and escape from the pod.

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Who Wrote Not a Bean

Who Illustrated Not a Bean

Laura González

Laura Gonzalez has a degree in graphic design from Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León in Mexico, where she also studied illustration. She is a member of the Mexican Association of Illustrators (AMDI) and has illustrated several books for children.

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Claudia Guadalupe Martínez's Book Dedication

For my three amigos: Penny, Toby, and Harley

Laura González's Book Dedication

To Emma Victoria

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Book Details

Publication Date:
November 5, 2019
Text Details:
Hand-lettering of title by Laura Gonzalez. Text type set in Aunt Mildred by MVB Design.
Illustration Details:
The illustrations were created in Photoshop.
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