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ABOUT THE BOOK OF MISTAKES

Published by Dial Books For Young Readers

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.


OTHER BOOK NEWS:

Publishers Weekly Rights Report- Week of January 11, 2016:

Namrata Tripathi at Dial has bought Corinna Luyken's debut picture book, The Book of Mistakes, at auction. It's a journey through an artist's idea and the mistakes she builds upon to make her composition more than she ever thought it could be. Publication is set for summer 2017; Steven Malk at Writers House brokered the two-book deal for world rights.