The Book of Mistakes

by Corinna Luyken

The first mistake is made as soon an unseen artist begins drawing a human head. That... read more

The first mistake is made as soon an unseen artist begins drawing a human head. That second eye is just too big. But the artist keeps drawing rather than starting over or erasing. She embellishes instead, and with each addition her image transforms into something more expansive. There are more mistakes, but they are clearly opportunities in the eyes and hands of the young artist. Her drawing becomes a wordless story full of surprise and whimsy. “Do you see / how with each mistake / she is becoming? / Do you see now / who she could be?” Fresh in both concept and resolution, this funny, provocative book will appeal to visual learners and to those who like to pore over illustrations. (Ages 7-11)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2018

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