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Don't make the mistake of not buying this book! It is a lovely illustration of imagination. It is also a welcome reminder that some mistakes can lead to unexpected, beautiful changes. The illustrations are gentle, humorous invitations to turn the page. This is Luken's first book. Let us hope she has many more u[ her sleeve.
— From Kids' Book Recommendations
Zoom meets Beautiful Oops in this memorable picture book debut about the creative process, and the way in which "mistakes" can blossom into inspiration
One eye was bigger than the other. That was a mistake.
The weird frog-cat-cow thing? It made an excellent bush.
And the inky smudges... they look as if they were always meant to be leaves floating gently across the sky.
As one artist incorporates accidental splotches, spots, and misshapen things into her art, she transforms her piece in quirky and unexpected ways, taking readers on a journey through her process. Told in minimal, playful text, this story shows readers that even the biggest "mistakes" can be the source of the brightest ideas--and that, at the end of the day, we are all works in progress, too.
Fans of Peter Reynolds's Ish
and Patrick McDonnell's A Perfectly Messed-Up Story
will love the funny, poignant, completely unique storytelling of The Book of Mistakes
. And, like Oh, The Places You'll Go
, it makes the perfect graduation gift, encouraging readers to have a positive outlook as they learn to face life's obstacles.