The Book of Mistakes
- Publish Date: 2017-04-18
- Binding: Hardcover
- Author: Corinna Luyken
ZoomÂ meetsÂ Beautiful Oops!Â 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. Â That was a mistake.
The weird Â frog-cat-cow thing? It made an excellent bush.
And the inky smudgesâ¦ 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 âmistakesâ can be the source of the brightest ideasâand that, at the end of the day, we are all works in progress, too.
Fans of Peter ReynoldsâsÂ IshÂ and Patrick McDonnellâsÂ A Perfectly Messed-Up StoryÂ will love the funny, poignant, completely unique storytelling ofÂ The Book of Mistakes. And, likeÂ Oh, The Places Youâll Go!, it makes the perfect graduation gift, encouraging readers to have a positive outlook as they learn to face lifeâs obstacles.