The book of mistakes

by Corinna Luyken

Hardcover, 2017





New York, NY : Dial Books for Young Readers, [2017].


"As an artist creatively incorporates her slipups into a drawing, readers see the ways in which 'mistakes' can provide inspiration and opportunity, and reveal that both the art and artist are works-in-progress"--

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LibraryThing member melodyreads
Type A children need to learn how OK it is to make mistakes ... perhaps this will help type A parents to lighten up, too.
LibraryThing member aurorapaigem
Probably not a good book for a storytime, but I think this would be great for parents to read to their kids and explore the mistakes together.
LibraryThing member Stewart24
A delightful story about the power inherent in mistakes if we only choose to look at them creatively. This would be a great book when teaching about Growth Mindset. The theme is perspective and the author begins with a very close view of the situation then slowly and grandly moves back, revealing
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an entire world, made possible by a series of mistakes and revisions.
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LibraryThing member AbigailAdams26
Author/artist Corinna Luyken explores the utility of mistakes in the creative process in this delightful picture-book debut. Beginning with a face in which one eye is slightly larger, she demonstrates how mistakes can be used by artists to create better things, and also highlights many good ideas
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that can come along with mistakes. It's all about perspective, and what one does after making an error. In the end, the ever-expanding picture, that has been building in the artwork throughout the book, turns out to have a surprising location...

I was really quite impressed with The Book of Mistakes, which in theme reminded me a bit of Peter Reynolds' wonderful 'Creatrilogy' picture-books, about young artists learning about and working on their process. In artwork it was reminiscent of some of Adrienne Adams' illustrations, particularly those in her A Woggle of Witches. Maybe it was just the tree scene here that put me in mind of Adams' witchy forest, but the comparison is high praise indeed, coming from me! Needless to say, I found the artwork here absolutely gorgeous, and thought the narrative offered a thoughtful exploration of creativity, and the necessity of making mistakes, in any artistic endeavor. Recommended to anyone who loves beautiful picture-books, or who is looking for children's stories addressing creativity, the imagination, and being a young artist.
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LibraryThing member lg503
This book shows you how many mistakes we could have. Some are small and some are bigger. The illustrator incorporates the accidental mistakes while drawing.
LibraryThing member airdnaxela
This book is written like a poem, there are not very many words, but the words mean a lot. I really appreciate the focus of this story, making mistakes as apart of self-discovery. I also appreciate the illustrations, because many kids don't feel that they have artistic abilities, this shows any
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mistake can be made into something new. This is a fun, inspiring, and uplifting story that sticks to the main point.
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LibraryThing member ashleytylerjohn
Unexpectedly touching, the slight picture book might be too sophisticated for an average child. For your above-average child, go for it! It's a real charmer.

(Note: 5 stars = amazing, wonderful, 4 = very good book, 3 = decent read, 2 = disappointing, 1 = awful, just awful. I'm fairly good at picking
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for myself so end up with a lot of 4s)
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LibraryThing member Jenica_Flores
We all have many mistakes within ourselves and we all make mistakes. This book teaches us to not confuse mistakes with negativity. Mistakes are beautiful and make us who we are. I would read this book to 1st through 4th grade when I teach my students that they are perfect just the way they are and
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to embrace themselves.
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LibraryThing member jennybeast
Oh, wow, this is a lovely book about how mistakes become stories. Beautiful.
LibraryThing member SkyD17
This book is about an artist who uses the mistakes to create beautiful and zany pictures. She uses this process to show that mistakes can inspire into better art. I would use this at all levels. The illustrations are mixed media.



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