The Book of Mistakes by Corinna Luyken
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...all rendered in a style and palette somewhat reminiscent of Erin E. Stead’s work but distinctive in its own right. It would be a grave mistake not to pick up this picture book.
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Zoom meets Beautiful Oops! in this memorable picture book debut about the creative process, and the way in which "mistakes" can blossom into inspiration

One eye was bigger than the other.  That was a mistake.
The weird  frog-cat-cow thing? It made an excellent bush.
And the inky smudges… they look as if 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 “mistakes” 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 the Hardcover edition.
 

About Corinna Luyken

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Corinna Luyken grew up in different cities along the West Coast. After studying printmaking, creative writing, and dance at Middlebury College in Vermont, she settled in Washington. The Book of Mistakes is her debut picture book.
Author Residence: La Conner, WA Author Image 1
 
Published April 18, 2017 by Dial Books. 56 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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...all rendered in a style and palette somewhat reminiscent of Erin E. Stead’s work but distinctive in its own right. It would be a grave mistake not to pick up this picture book.

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