May 2 | 2P | Vernon Hills
CELEBRATING MULTICULTURAL MAY AT BARBARA’S
Meet children’s author Claudia Guadalupe Martinez as she presents her new book, Not a Bean.
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.