The Book of Mistakes by Corinna Luyken

Into the Wild

Read The Book of Mistakes Online Free - 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.

Title : The Book of Mistakes
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ISBN : 0735227926
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 56 pages


Kelli rated it ★★★★★

May 21, 2017

My son is past the age of simple picture books, but he enjoys the snuggle/reading time with me, so I try to choose wisely. This book is beautiful and inspiring. I love everything about the we all could do well to remember: mistakes happen to everyone and some amazing things start ou...

Danielle rated it ★★★★★

March 06, 2017

Gorgeous illustrations in an extra large format with lots of white space. This tells a poetic story of mistakes leading to magic, as they sometimes do in the creative process.

Laura rated it ★★★★☆

June 16, 2017

What a creatively odd, little, book!

Kate rated it ★★★★★

February 05, 2017

A beautiful children's book that shows how mistakes help make us who we are. Gorgeous illustrations and a message that we all need to hear- mistakes can lead to something beautiful!

Mary rated it ★★★★☆

January 26, 2017

The illustrations are BEAUTIFUL! The story is super sweet and encouraging. Great for a small-group read-aloud (K-2nd) and great for discussion on turning mistakes into something great!

Jana rated it ★★★★☆

May 20, 2017

This beautifully illustrated picture book would be great to help instill a growth mindset in young readers. The author takes what she considers to be mistakes and transforms them into something else that works better. So many of my students wad up their paper, throw it away, and want another shee...

Franki rated it ★★★★★

May 27, 2017

LOVE this one!

Jillian rated it ★★★★★

February 10, 2017

Love!! Meta, perseverance, accepting mistakes, making the best of a situation. And wonderful perspective illustrations. This is going to be a favorite of mine for the year!

Carol rated it ★★★★☆

July 07, 2017

I too was thinking of Istvan Banyai and Zoom and Re-Zoom as I was reading this clever book. There's no real plot to speak of but it's fascinating to turn the pages and see what develops.

Jenny rated it ★★★★☆

August 18, 2017

A young artist begins a picture of a girl...but one eye is noticeably larger than an other. That was a mistake. But she takes that mistake and tries to correct it. Slowly, through a combination of successes and mistakes, she creates something worthwhile. The text is pretty simple; the illustratio...

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