Outstanding, Toddler, Preschool, Primary, Intermediate, Young Adult, Mistakes, growth mindset, picture book, all ages
The Book of Mistakes is a story about changing your perspective. Quirky illustrations in black ink and pastel colored pencil are changed from a first sketch with an apparent shortcoming to a fantastical story. An unfortunate ink splatter is transformed into a clever hat, a too-long leg altered for tree climbing, and so on. The artist-narrator explains each scene as a mistake-turned-opportunity, thereby providing a valuable life lesson.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
"The Book of Mistakes,"
Children's Book and Media Review: Vol. 39
, Article 64.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/cbmr/vol39/iss7/64