The Book of Mistakes
Author: Corinna Luyken
Rating: 5/5 Stars
Reviewer: Denise Z.
Summary: 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
"mistakes" can be the source of the brightest ideas--and that, at the
end of the day, we are all works in progress, too.
Review: I love finding good
picture books that have valuable messages for kids. The Book of Mistakes
by Corinna Luyken is one of these special books. Everyone makes mistakes and
more importantly, a mistake isn't the end of the world and can sometimes spark
something that isn't a mistake, such as in this wonderfully illustrated
This is a picture book that depends heavily on its illustrations to make its
point. I find the pictures to be unique, artistic, and imaginative. I like how
the words are so simple, yet artistic in itself. This book really shows
children the point of how a mistake can be made into something better and
beautiful. A good book for storytime and for discussing mistakes, as well as an
incredibly helpful book for a child who struggles accepting mistakes.