The Book of MistakesBook - 2017
The weird cat-cow-frog thing? Well, it made an excellent bush.
And the inky smudges . . . they look as though 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 omistakeso 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.
From Library Staff
nmaryann Jun 26, 2017
This debut picture book is absolutely thought provoking and inspirational.
Luyken focuses her story on mistakes; the various smudges on the page that can be transformed into something remarkable. “The second frog-cat-cow thing made a very nice rock."
She encourages readers to creativ... Read More »