{"id":8225494073581,"title":"No es un frijol","handle":"no-es-un-frijol","description":"\u003ch6\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/h6\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER AUTHOR\/ILLUSTRATOR INFO BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBy: \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/claudia-guadalupe-martinez\"\u003eClaudia Guadalupe Martínez \u003c\/a\u003e\/ Illustrated by: \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/laura-gonzalez\"\u003eLaura González\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cbr\u003eTranslated by Carlos E. Calvo\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER HEADING BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eA Mexican jumping bean isn't a bean at all. It's a fascinating home and food source for a special kind of caterpillar!\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER DESCRIPTION BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWith 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 \u003ci\u003eyerba de la flecha\u003c\/i\u003e, into which a caterpillar burrows, living inside the pod until it builds a cocoon and breaks out as a moth. 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She now lives with her husband and 3 children in Chicago.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/claudia-guadalupe-martinez\"\u003eRead more\u003c\/a\u003e about Claudia.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - ENTER ILLUSTRATOR BIO BELOW - - - - - - - - - - - --\u003e \u003cbr\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eLaura Gonzalez, illustrator\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/laugonzalez.com\/\"\u003eRead more\u003c\/a\u003e about Laura.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - ENTER AWARDS \u0026 HONORS BELOW - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eAwards \u0026amp; Honors\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eComing soon!\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - ENTER REVIEWS BELOW - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eEditorial Reviews\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eBooklist\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThis story follows the metamorphosis of a desert caterpillar within its seedpod home. It eats the inside and drinks the moisture produced by the plant until the hardened pod drops to the ground. The caterpillar is able to move the pod in a way that makes it seem to be jumping, hence its reputation as a jumping bean. The jumping bean travels through the desert startling the animals it encounters. First, it meets rattlesnakes, making “¡clic, clac!” noises like the snakes’ tails. Then, it startles some coyotes and ravens with its movements and sounds. Lastly, a group of children gather several of the beans, delighted by their unusual behavior. Eventually, the caterpillar begins to change within its pod and emerges as a full-grown moth. This Spanish translation of Not a Bean (2019) is at a higher level than many picture books, making it a great choice for primary-grade readers. The text is well supported by González’s illustrations, which detail the process of the caterpillar’s transformation well, and an informative author’s note.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n \u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eSchool Library Journal\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n \u003cp\u003ePart story, part poem, part non-fiction book, this Spanish translation of Not a Bean is a winning combo. Told with lyricism, Martínez's text explains the life cycle of the Cydia saltitans, a moth that lays its eggs inside of a seed pod. Once it’s dry, the seeds fall on the ground with a growing larva inside. As the little critter shifts inside the pod, it moves, so it’s best known as a “Mexican jumping bean,” though it’s clear from the title that the pod is not, in fact, a bean. 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Calvo\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER HEADING BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eA Mexican jumping bean isn't a bean at all. It's a fascinating home and food source for a special kind of caterpillar!\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER DESCRIPTION BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWith 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 \u003ci\u003eyerba de la flecha\u003c\/i\u003e, 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.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eNow available in Spanish and in English with Spanish vocabulary!\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER RECOMMENDATIONS BELOW - - - - - - - -- - - --\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"recommended-books\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIf you like this book, you’ll enjoy these:\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/charlesbridge.com\/products\/cincuenta-en-la-cebra\"\u003eCincuenta en la cebra: Contando con los animales\/Fifty on the Zebra: Counting With the Animals\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/products\/bugs-for-lunch-insectos-para-el-almuerzo\"\u003eBugs for Lunch\/Insectos para el almuerzo\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003ca href=\"\/products\/not-a-butterfly-alphabet-book\"\u003eNo es un monstruo\u003c\/a\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/products\/no-es-un-monstruo\"\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - START OF TABS - - - - - - - -- - - --\u003e [TABS]\n\u003ch5\u003eLook Inside\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cimg src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/spanish-not-a-bean-spread.jpg?v=1695325496\" style=\"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\" class=\"cvr-border-gray\"\u003e\u003c!-- Please call pinit.js only once per page --\u003e \u003cscript type=\"text\/javascript\" async=\"\" defer data-pin-shape=\"round\" data-pin-height=\"32\" data-pin-hover=\"true\" src=\"\/\/assets.pinterest.com\/js\/pinit.js\"\u003e\u003c\/script\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER AUTHOR BIO BELOW - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eAuthor \u0026amp; Illustrator\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eClaudia Guadalupe Martinez, author\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eClaudia Guadalupe Martínez grew up in sunny El Paso, Texas where she learned that letters form words from reading the subtitles of old westerns with her father. 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It eats the inside and drinks the moisture produced by the plant until the hardened pod drops to the ground. The caterpillar is able to move the pod in a way that makes it seem to be jumping, hence its reputation as a jumping bean. The jumping bean travels through the desert startling the animals it encounters. First, it meets rattlesnakes, making “¡clic, clac!” noises like the snakes’ tails. Then, it startles some coyotes and ravens with its movements and sounds. Lastly, a group of children gather several of the beans, delighted by their unusual behavior. Eventually, the caterpillar begins to change within its pod and emerges as a full-grown moth. This Spanish translation of Not a Bean (2019) is at a higher level than many picture books, making it a great choice for primary-grade readers. The text is well supported by González’s illustrations, which detail the process of the caterpillar’s transformation well, and an informative author’s note.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n \u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eSchool Library Journal\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n \u003cp\u003ePart story, part poem, part non-fiction book, this Spanish translation of Not a Bean is a winning combo. Told with lyricism, Martínez's text explains the life cycle of the Cydia saltitans, a moth that lays its eggs inside of a seed pod. Once it’s dry, the seeds fall on the ground with a growing larva inside. As the little critter shifts inside the pod, it moves, so it’s best known as a “Mexican jumping bean,” though it’s clear from the title that the pod is not, in fact, a bean. 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By: Claudia Guadalupe Martínez / Illustrated by: Laura González
Translated by Carlos E. Calvo

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 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.

Now available in Spanish and in English with Spanish vocabulary!

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Claudia Guadalupe Martinez, author

Claudia Guadalupe Martínez grew up in sunny El Paso, Texas where she learned that letters form words from reading the subtitles of old westerns with her father. She now lives with her husband and 3 children in Chicago.

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Laura Gonzalez, illustrator

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This story follows the metamorphosis of a desert caterpillar within its seedpod home. It eats the inside and drinks the moisture produced by the plant until the hardened pod drops to the ground. The caterpillar is able to move the pod in a way that makes it seem to be jumping, hence its reputation as a jumping bean. The jumping bean travels through the desert startling the animals it encounters. First, it meets rattlesnakes, making “¡clic, clac!” noises like the snakes’ tails. Then, it startles some coyotes and ravens with its movements and sounds. Lastly, a group of children gather several of the beans, delighted by their unusual behavior. Eventually, the caterpillar begins to change within its pod and emerges as a full-grown moth. This Spanish translation of Not a Bean (2019) is at a higher level than many picture books, making it a great choice for primary-grade readers. The text is well supported by González’s illustrations, which detail the process of the caterpillar’s transformation well, and an informative author’s note.

School Library Journal

Part story, part poem, part non-fiction book, this Spanish translation of Not a Bean is a winning combo. Told with lyricism, Martínez's text explains the life cycle of the Cydia saltitans, a moth that lays its eggs inside of a seed pod. Once it’s dry, the seeds fall on the ground with a growing larva inside. As the little critter shifts inside the pod, it moves, so it’s best known as a “Mexican jumping bean,” though it’s clear from the title that the pod is not, in fact, a bean. With a desert setting rendered at various times of day, in blues and tans, and with an increasing number of local fauna, this beautifully illustrated book is a crowd pleaser. It's a great choice for those learning the language or who are already fluent. An author’s note offers more facts about this fascinating bug. VERDICT A gorgeous nonfiction title recommended for all Spanish-language ¬picture book collections.

English Hardcover
ISBN: 978-1-58089-815-7

Spanish Hardcover
ISBN: 978-1-62354-482-9

E-book
ISBN: 978-1-63289-667-4 EPUB

ISBN: 978-1-63289-668-1 PDF


Ages: 3–7
Page count: 32
11 x 8 1/2

Publication date: April 2, 2024