It's Okay to Make Mistakes

illus. by Todd Parr. 32p. Little, Brown. Jul. 2014. Tr $17. ISBN 9780316230537. LC 2013007285.
PreS-K—Children and animals each make one of the 13 mistakes that appear on the verso of each spread. Socks are mismatched, an umbrella is left at home, and shoes are not tied properly. After the characters say, "Uh-Oh!" the scenario continues onto the facing page, where they are told that it's okay to make mistakes because, "you might meet someone new," "you can always ask for help," or "you can always clean it up." The bright, bold digital illustrations are outlined in black and set against colorful backgrounds, making the book perfect for group sharing and discussing.—Tanya Boudreau, Cold Lake Public Library, AB, Canada
"It's okay to change your mind. / Everyone is ready at a different time"; "It's okay if you are clumsy. / You might invent a new move." Following his books devoted to peace, being different, and more, Parr continues his winning streak with another feel-good offering in which just-beyond-stick-figure, full-watt-color characters (people and animals) introduce preschoolers to an abstract concept.

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