The Book of Mistakes—teach your kids not to be afraid of making mistakes
If you have a perfectionist child who is afraid of making mistakes, The Book of Mistakes will help them to look at things from a different perspective. This book shows how the artist improvises solutions to her mistakes to create more interesting images. She shows that making mistakes is part of a process of self-discovery that allows her to create more imaginative art.
Book title: The Book of Mistakes
Author: Corinna Luyken
Illustrator: Corinna Luyken
Publisher: Dial Books for Young Readers (Penguin Young Readers Group)
Recommended ages: 4-8
Length: 56 pages
Story: The narrator tells the story of how she set out to create a work of art, making numerous mistakes along the way. But by adding another line and another, she turns each mistake into a good idea, resulting in a unique artwork. As the story progresses the point of view widens to reveal fascinating new layers and perspectives to the narrative.
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