Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Perfect is boring
Mistakes are a part of life and just think about it...if you never made mistakes, you'd be perfect, and what fun is there in that? It stinks!! It's boring.
That's why I love the latest picture book, THE GIRL WHO NEVER MADE MISTAKES by Mark Pett and Gary Rubinstein. We're introduced to a nine-year-old girl named Beatrice Bottomwell (don't you just love that name?) who never makes mistakes! Beatrice always remembers to feed her hamster, always makes her brother's pb&;j just right, never forgets her math homework...you get the idea. However, one day Beatrice makes an "Almost Mistake" and begins to worry about messing up at her big talent show. That night, as Beatrice is juggling her hamster, a salt shaker and a water balloon (yes, the illustration is priceless), she finally makes a mistake and a big one at that, but it's how Beatrice handles it that young readers will enjoy.
This is a great book to remind us that we all make mistakes and when we do, we need to just sit back and laugh. After all, perfect is boring!
Reading level: Ages 9-12
Hardcover: 32 pages
Publisher: Sourcebooks Jabberwocky (October 1, 2011)
Source of review copy: Publicist