Friday, October 19, 2012

Review - The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes

Title: The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes
Author: Mark Pett and Gary Rubinstein
Illustrator: Mark Pett
Publisher: Sourcebooks Jabberwocky (October 4, 2011)
Format: eBook; Pgs 32
Genre: Children's
Source: Overdrive
Ages: 4 and up

Beatrice Bottomwell has NEVER (not once!) made a mistake.

Being well known in her town for never making a mistake – she always remembers to take care of other and to make sure that everything is just right, is just a way of life for her. Tonight’s talent show is no different, she is not concerned, she has won three years in a row.

Easy Peasy – that is until that fateful day when things just started to be a little off. One slip in the kitchen almost did her in, but she is not like her brother Carl who enjoys making mistakes, she twisted, turned, and saved the day, because that is what “The Girl Who Never Makes Mistakes” does.

Beatrice does not have close calls and because of that, a little inkling has started in her psyche. The “what if’s”, the self-doubts Beatrice has in having an “Almost Mistake”. Frozen with fear she stops allowing herself to have fun, what if someone saw her make a mistake. That is something that she could not, would not allow.

As the music starts and the talent show begins, Beatrice notices something odd and before she can control the situation…

This is an excellent book for your little perfectionists. By seeing the actions and outcomes in others, you can begin to discuss the importance of trying your best, but realizing that the world does not come to an end when things do not go as planned. That sometimes having a sense of humor and a good laugh at yourself is more important than worrying about what could be.

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