Tuesday, May 16, 2017

THE BOOK OF MISTAKES



"A striking debut picture book celebrates the creative process... It would be a grave mistake 
not to pick up this picture book."   
-Kirkus, starred review

"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



It's here! 

The Book of Mistakes is out in the world! 

Signed copies are also available through Browsers Bookshop— you can order them here.


INTERVIEWS (learn about the making of The Book of Mistakes):



SEVEN IMPOSSIBLE THINGS BEFORE BREAKFAST
DESIGN OF THE PICTURE BOOK
LET'S TALK PICTURE BOOKS

KIDLIT 411 (coming May 26th)

ALL THE WONDERS PODCAST (coming May 30th)


REVIEWS:


"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

"The juxtaposition of mistakes and opportunity is the through line of this original offering that gives children a new way to think about the creative process.  One thing's for sure: this will lead kids to see their own so-called mistakes in a new, more positive light."   
-Booklist, starred review



ABOUT The Book of Mistakes:


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.



2 comments:

  1. Bravo Corinna!
    -Douglas, who you taught to knit

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    1. Douglas!! I've wondered over the years what you are up to! So lovely of you to connect! Hope you are well, friend.

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