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The Book of Mistakes

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The Book of Mistakes by Corinna Luyken
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Apr 18, 2017 | ISBN 9780735227927

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“At once philosophical and imbued with adventurousness, this picture book lifts to the level of the sublime the idea of putting one’s slip-ups in perspective.”—The Wall Street Journal

*  ”This will lead kids to see their own so-called mistakes in a new, more positive light.”—Booklist, starred review 

* “The idea of setbacks being opportunities in disguise is no stranger to picture book pages, but rarely has it been illuminated with such style, imagination, and compassion.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review 

* “A striking debut picture book celebrates the creative process…all rendered in a style and palette somewhat reminiscent of Erin E. Stead‘s work but distinctive in its own right”—Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“Mistakes in art–as in life–happen, and Luyken shows young readers in a glorious way how they often lead to bigger and better outcomes than anyone could imagine.”–BookPage 

“I will read this book to every group of students I teach for the rest of my career. …This book is absolutely magical.”–Colby Sharp, Nerdy Book Club

“This beautiful book, which celebrates the imaginative, playful spirit of an artist letting mistakes guide her work, is more than just an embracing of the artistic process, both messy and lovely. It’s also quite the odyssey, one that takes readers on unexpected paths, opening minds and perspectives.”–Seven Impossible Things

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