Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Perfect is boring

I don't know about you, but I constantly make mistakes. We all hate to admit to them, but it's a fact of life. Whether it's forgetting that load of laundry in the washing machine. That's right, the one that sat there all day and probably has that mildew smell by now, so you're forced to run another wash cycle. Oops! Or maybe you forgot to pack your son's YooHoo in his lunch. (Boy, I never heard the end of that one!)

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!

Additional Information:
Reading level: Ages 9-12
Hardcover: 32 pages
Publisher: Sourcebooks Jabberwocky (October 1, 2011)
ISBN-10: 1402255446
ISBN-13: 978-1402255441
Source of review copy: Publicist
Disclosure: Some of the books I review are received from publishers , PR agencies, and authors, but it does not sway my opinion of the book.

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