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Review of The Book of Mistakes

Luyken, Corinna The Book of Mistakes
56 pp. Dial 2017. ISBN 978-0-7352-2792-7

(3) K–3 “It started / with one mistake”: a drawing of a girl’s head has mismatched eyes. “But the glasses — they were a good idea”: the eyes are now masked by glasses. The pattern of mistakes followed by cover-ups continues, becoming a study in how wrong turns can be righted. The ink, colored pencil, and watercolor illustrations, featuring fine lines and amorphous black blobs, are captivating.

From the Fall 2017 issue of The Horn Book Guide.

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About Nell Beram

Nell Beram is coauthor of the young adult biography Yoko Ono: Collector of Skies (Amulet/Abrams), which made the 2014 Amelia Bloomer Project list and YALSA’s 2014 Outstanding Books for the College Bound list.

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